Water Statistics 2017
According to www.worldwater.org, there are over 663 million people living today on earth without a safe water supply close to their home. They have no choice but to use contaminated water which will impact their health and safety.
Due to this staggering statistics, March 22 has been designated by the United Nations General Assembly as World Water Day in order to make clean water a key issue in the fight to eradicate extreme poverty. Every country needs to be educated about this water crisis that is taking too many lives.
According to www.worldbank.org, 2.4 billion people do not have access to improved water sanitation and 1 billion people defecate in the open. Two-thirds of the people use sanitation, but only 22 percent of fecal sludge is managed whereas up to 90 percent of sewerage flows are discharged untreated into water bodies. These developing countries continue to face water challenges and are in great need for water sanitation improvements. Without better ways to sanitize the water people are using, harmful materials will continue to stay in the water.
According to www.wateraid.org, around 315,000 children under 5 years old die every year from diarrhea diseases caused by dirty water and poor sanitation. That is about 900 children deaths per day or one child per every 2 minutes. It is imperative that the world needs to help improve the water conditions.
There are too many innocent lives taken every year from poor water sanitation. There are many organizations that are helping to spread the word for this fight against water contamination but even more needs to be done for the sake of the future children.