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International Water and Sanitation Centre (IRC)


Posted on 15 September 2009 by root

Sharing information and learning together with partners, IRC is committed to changing a world where 1 billion people lack access to safe water and 2.5 billion people live without proper sanitation. Their work supports a variety of partners including NGOs, private sector and governments to help:

  • Young children to avoid water-borne diseases;
  • Older children to complete an education that includes hygiene as well as grammar and maths;
  • Women to escape the daily drudgery of fetching water and searching for a place to relieve themselves;
  • Communities to implement sanitation schemes that are effective, popular and affordable;
  • Water to flow for crops, animals and livelihoods.