Soap and good sanitation facilities are things we tend to take for granted in the UK. While you might have plenty of problems to keep you awake at night, the chances are a lack of soap or clean running water isn’t one of them. However, for many families around the world, poor sanitation is a major issue. In fact, diarrhoeal diseases associated with unsafe water and a lack of basic hygiene kill around 1,400 children globally each day. Per year, this translates to over half a million.
A range of projects are underway to address this problem though, and by doing something as simple as sending charity e-cards via Oxfam, you could do your bit to contribute to the cause. Here, we take a look at how a campaign being run by the charity is helping to improve hygiene in Niger. Read more