The world’s rich donor nations must increase their overseas aid budgets and reverse the trend of declining funding for the poorest countries in order to meet a global goal of ending poverty by 2030.
The most annoying thing about traveling on a HWCI Aid Trip to Indonesia was the reaction of friends and colleagues when I told them where I was going: “Oh, you’re going to Bali?” people would enthuse “Enjoy your nice holiday!” Despite my protestations that I was going there to work, many people found the idea that I was travelling to Bali to do anything other than laze on a beach and drink Bintang completely unbelievable.
Water is essential for human life, yet 1.2 billion people (one-fifth of the world) don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water1. Some 6,000 people die each day from water related diseases2. It is a crisis that is experienced by the poor and is holding back human development around the world.