Saturday, April 16, 2011

Water- Some Facts

27% of the urban population in the developing world does not have piped water in its house.

827.6 million people live in slums often lacking adequate drinking water and sanitation facilities.

Water-related diseases kill a child every 8 seconds, and are responsible for 80% of all illnesses and deaths in the developing world.

Water-related diseases kill more than 5 million people every year, more than ten times the number killed in wars.

884 million people (one in five people) do not have access to improved water sources.

2.6 billion people do not have access to basic sanitation facilities.


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