This scene is an amalgamation of images taken of WaterAid’s work across Africa to ensure access to safe water, hygiene education and sanitation for all.
Gone are the immaculate White House lawns – in their place a squalid, otherworldly scene where children collect water from a filthy rubbish-strewn water hole and long queues form at the standpoint. Fantastical for the front of the most powerful building in the world, perhaps; but an everyday fact of life across the third world, and an emotive juxtaposition.
“While this scene might seem horrific, for millions across Africa and the developing world this is their life,” said Professor Edward Kairu, Chair of the African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation.
“They do not have the luxury of even one toilet or clean water running from a tap. This lack of these basic necessities has a huge impact on the health, education and economic prosperity of millions of the world’s poorest people.”
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