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Clean Water – the most important thing on the planet?

Most of us take the availability of fresh water as a given, and use it without a second thought. This is not so easy for people in many parts of the world. The charity WaterAid provides immense help.

748 million people in the world do not have access to safe water. This is roughly one in ten of the world’s population.
(WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) Report 2014 update). In 2013/14 WaterAid reached 1.9 million people with safe water and 2.9 million people with sanitation. (WaterAid, WaterAid Annual Review 20103/14)

Lack of water, sanitation and hygiene costs Sub-Saharan African countries more in lost GDP than the entire continent gets in development aid. (Using percentage estimate from UNDP: Human Development Report, 2006). In 2013/14  WaterAid reached 1.9 million people with safe water and 2.9 million people with sanitation. (WaterAid, WaterAid Annual Review 20103/14)

If you would like more information and to donate to WaterAid please visit their site here.