world water crisis

3.4 milion people die each year from a water related disease

diarrhea problems

diarrhea is the second leading cause of death among children under five in the world.Around 1.5 million deaths each year - nearly one in five - are casued by diarrhea. it kills more children then malaria, AIDS and measles combined . it is estimated that in the 1980s a child died from diarrhea every 6 seconds.

dirty water

An American taking a five minute shower uses more water then the average person in a developing country slum uses for an intire day. over 2.5x more people lack in water than live in the united states.780 million people lack access to an improved water source, approximately one in nine people. Lack of access to clean water and sanitation kills children at a rate of a jumbo jet crashing every 4 hours.

facts

  • - 30,000 children die each day from contaminated water
  • - 85% of all diseases in African children under 5 are caused by water-borne illnesses
  • - The United Nations reports that 20% of the world’s population struggles to gain access to safe drinking water every day
  • - Technology exists to eradicate such suffering, but past efforts have failed to achieve sustainable results