650 million people, or 1:10 people do not have access to safe water.
2.3 billion do not have access to adequate sanitation that is 1:3 of the world’s population
315,000 children die every year from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation – that’s over 900 children per day
Think about that for a moment….. Nine hundred children die every day
Half of the people admitted to hospital in developing countries, where they exist, are suffering from diseases caused by poor water, sanitation and hygiene
Women in Africa and Asia often carry water on their heads weighing 20Kgs. Women and girls suffer the most. They are forced to walk long distances to collect dirty water, wasting their time and energy. This means they miss out on an education, lack the opportunity to make a living, and have little chance to change things. They are also more likely to get sick with water-related diseases
Lack of water, sanitation and hygiene costs African countries more in lost GDP than the entire continent gets in aid.
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