What the U.N. says:-
Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in. There is sufficient fresh water on the planet to achieve this. But due to bad economics or poor infrastructure, every year millions of people, most of them children, die from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene.
Water scarcity, poor water quality and inadequate sanitation negatively impact food security, livelihood choices and educational opportunities for poor families across the world. Drought afflicts some of the world’s poorest countries, worsening hunger and malnutrition. By 2050, at least one in four people is likely to live in a country affected by chronic or recurring shortages of fresh water.
U.N. facts and figures
|At least 1.8 billion people globally use a source of drinking water that is fecally contaminated||We have a project to support Community Led Total Sanitation in the Kalungu district of Uganda.|
|Between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of the global population using an improved drinking water source has increased from 76 per cent to 91 per cent.||Good news , but help us do more.|
|2.4 billion people lack access to basic sanitation services, such as toilets or latrines.||We want to do more about this by funding properly built pit latrines.|
|Each day,nearly 1,000 children die due to preventable water and sanitation-related diarrhoeal diseases.||Our water projects have helped to reduce this awful number by just a few but we need to do so much more.|
|Approximately 70 per cent of all water abstracted from rivers, lakes and aquifers is used for irrigation.||Help us to fund projects for using rain water and micro irrigation schemes.|