- 884 million people in the world do not have access to water that's clean enough to drink. This is roughly one in eight of the entire world's population.
- 1.4 million children and 800,000 adults die every year as a result of diseases and illnesses caused by dirty water and bad sanitation.
- To get water, African women walk more than 10 km everyday to a contaminated water source to carry back water to their village.
- A single dollar can provide clean water for a child for an entire year!
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Why You Should Help: Frightening Statistics
Posted by Environmental Preservation Organization at 5:31 PM