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What you need to know about the global water crisis?

  • July 30, 2020
    Important facts about the current global water crisis situation.
  • July 30, 2020
    There’s nothing more essential to life on Earth than water. Yet, from Cape Town to Flint, Michigan, and from rural, sub-Saharan Africa to Asia’s teeming mega cities, there’s a global water crisis. People are struggling to access the quantity and quality of water they need for drinking, cooking, bathing, hand washing, and growing their food. Globally, 844 million people lack access to clean water, which means that more than 1 of every 10 people on the planet are affected by the global water crisis. People are struggling to access the quantity and quality of water they need for drinking, cooking, bathing, hand washing, and growing their food. Every day, nearly 1,000 children under age 5 die from diarrhea attributed to poor water and sanitation. 2.3 billion people live without access to basic sanitation. 892 million people defecate in the open. The United Nations recognizes the importance of addressing the global water crisis each year on World Water Day, March 22. The average woman in rural Africa walks 6 kilometers every day to haul 40 pounds of water. Women and girls spend an estimated 200 million hours hauling water every day.