The water industry isn’t known for its glamour. But Beyoncé and her BeyGOOD Foundation have announced plans, reported in the NME, to tackle the water crisis in Burundi. She has teamed up with UNICEF to offer two limited edition t-shirts in her online store, profits from which will go towards the #BEYGOOD4BURUNDI fund.

Burundi has a rapidly growing population and is already one of the most densely populated countries in Africa. Many people don’t have access to clean safe drinking water. The country experiences very little rainfall in June, July and August. Between 2003 and 2014 the country experienced a steep rise in GDP but this has stagnated at around $3bn.

According to our analysis of information on the website Look to the Stars, water as a cause ranks 25th in a table of 55 causes by the number of celebrities who support it. The full table can be found below.

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Rank Cause Number of celebrities
1 Children 2620
2 Health 2530
3 Poverty 1544
4 AIDS & HIV 1533
5 Cancer 1411
6 Education 1394
7 Human Rights 1322
8 Disaster Relief 1156
9 At-Risk/Disadvantaged Youths 1098
10 Creative Arts 993
11 Animals 943
12 Environment 932
13 Family/Parent Support 799
14 Women 794
15 Hunger 782
16 Miscellaneous 743
17 Homelessness 723
18 Abuse 709
19 Physical Challenges 583
20 Mental Challenges 569
21 Conservation 566
22 Peace 473
23 Adoption, Fostering, Orphans 471
24 Slavery & Human Trafficking 443
25 Water 341
26 Rape/Sexual Abuse 336
27 Veteran/Service Member Support 325
28 Economic/Business Support 310
29 Refugees 310
30 LGBT Support 302
31 Civil Rights 293
32 Philanthropy 285
33 Literacy 277
34 Bullying 245
35 Senior Citizen Support 245
36 Unemployment/Career Support 234
37 Autism 210
38 Sports 206
39 Diabetes 205
40 Oceans 195
41 Grief Support 164
42 Parkinson’s Disease 160
43 Alzheimer’s Disease 159
44 Depression and Suicide 153
45 Substance Abuse 130
46 Voter Education 129
47 ALS 104
48 Emergency services 89
49 Blood, Marrow & Organ Donation 86
50 Weapons Reduction 84
51 Gender Equality 83
52 Fair Trade 79
53 Addiction 76
54 Lupus 65
55 Missing Children 48