Water Security

3,279,336 million

people have accessed safe water services in 2021

266

healthcare facilities, schools supported with WASH services

16 million

people are supported with 51 projects in 27 countries

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About Water Security

Water security means water is effectively and holistically managed to support human well-being, socio-economic development and the environment, with an emphasis on ensuring equitable access to safe water and sanitation for the very poor, the vulnerable and disaster-affected populations.

 

Ensuring that all communities live in a water-secure world is foundational to humanitarian and development programs at Catholic Relief Services. As Pope Francis noted at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in February 2018, “The right to water is essential for the survival of persons and decisive for the future of humanity.”

CRS water security work, grounded on human rights, health, dignity and socio-economic development, addresses all the targets of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 to ensure that all people live in a water-secure world. Our Global Water Security Strategy for 2030 centers on Water in Sustainable Landscapes, WASHE services in development and humanitarian contexts, and WASH governance and financial investments.

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