Pakistan copes with severe floods (August 2010). Nowshera, Pakistan
A family walks through completely flooded streets because of heavy flooding in Nowshera, Pakistan. August 2010. UN/WFP/Amjad Jamal.


How far would you walk to find clean drinking water?

Over 2.4 million children in Somalia desperately need clean drinking water. Their lives depend on it. Share your support during World Water Week. Water is a right, not a privilege.


Guilé Mané

More water, new hope

Like many farmers in Senegal, Guilé Mané used to struggle through the dry season. Now, Guilé says her life has changed because of a new water-gathering and storage system put in place through FAO’s “1 million cisterns for the Sahel” programme. Read about how water cisterns are giving Senegalese farmers a new outlook.

The Burundian refugee Aisha poses with her family next to the toilet they have built in the Mulongwe settlement, Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Toilet, what a treasure!

Aisha and Matias, who met in Congo after fleeing the conflict in Burundi in 2017, have raised their home and, most importantly, a toilet.

Look Deeper

Sanitation Work

We all use toilets, but most of us don't have to worry about where our waste goes. That's because there are sanitation workers dealing with that waste. But in many countries these workers are forced to work in horrifying conditions that both endanger their health and lives and leaves them ostracised from society. Explore the stories of sanitation workers.