The Global Water Crisis

It is estimated that over 1 billion people lack access to clean, safe drinking water around the world.

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Most of these people live in poor developing countries and live on less than $2 a day, and more than
385 million on less than $1 a day.

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A child dies every 15 seconds from poor water and sanitation and the effects of water-related diseases.

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Over 5,000 children die every day in developing countries from poor water and sanitation, killing over
2 million children per year.

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Worldwide, lack of access to clean, safe drinking water is the second largest killer of children under 5 according to the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF.

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In sub-Saharan Africa, 288 million people, or 42% of the population, lack access to clean, safe drinking water. Most of these people live in rural areas.

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These deaths can be prevented in the future by providing clean, safe, life-sustaining drinking water from existing ground water resources.