Water & Sanitation
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Access to clean water changes everything; it’s a stepping-stone to development. Clean water and sanitation results in many benefits, including economic, environmental, quality of life and health. Worldwide, one in three people do not have access to safe drinking water, two out of five people do not have a basic hand-washing facility with soap and water, and more than 673 million people still practice open defecation. Source United Nations 2022
With changes in climate, water is increasingly scarce and more expensive. People are struggling to access the clean water they need for drinking, cooking, bathing, hand-washing, and growing their food.
Every day, over 800 children die from diarrhoea caused by poor water, sanitation and hygiene. Women and children are the worst affected - children because they are more vulnerable to diseases of dirty water and women and girls because they often bear the burden of carrying water for their families for an estimated 200 million hours each day. Source World Vision 2022