159 million people still collect drinking water from rivers, lakes and other surface water sources.
By 2025, half of the world’s population will be living in water-stressed areas.
At least 2 billion people drink water from a source contaminated with feces.
In low and middle-income countries, 38% of health care facilities lack an improved water source, 19% do not have improved sanitation and 35% lack water and soap for hand washing.
1 million people die each year from water, sanitation and hygiene-related disease.
Contaminated water can transmit diseases such as diarrhea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio. An estimated 502,000 deaths annually are attributed to diarrhea caused from drinking contaminated water.
WOMEN & CHILDREN
As women and children carry the burden of fetching water, they are impacted the most by lack of safe access to clean water.
THE GOOD NEWS:
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