The UK Department of International Development (DFID) has provided international charity WaterAid with an annual grant of £4.2 million (US$ 7.8 millon) over three years .
The DFID funding will contribute towards WaterAid bringing clean water to 6.8 million people and reaching almost 10 million people with access to sanitation by 2014. The second and third years of funding are conditional on a review of WaterAid’s performance.
WaterAid has reached 15.89 million people with safe water since 1981 and 11.02 million people with sanitation since 2004. In 2010, WaterAid reached 1.45 million people with safe water and 1.62 million people with sanitation.
WaterAid has recently started work in post-conflict states such as Liberia and Sierra Leone as part of its global strategy which aims to bring services to a further 25 million people by 2015.
Source: WaterAid, 12 Aug 2011