Water Problems in Africa

Central African Republic

Water is in a very high demand in sub-Saharan Africa. In the Central African Republic, tap water is not potable. Due to, rain, mud, and parasites getting into the river water. The sicknesses are passing along to many of the children there. Only 47 percent of sub-Saharan Africans have access to safe drinking water. In other regions of the world, the cause of water pollution is industry. Although, in this area, that is not the case. Snails, worms, and insect larvae are also some things that affect the poor quality in Africa's water. These organisms and other natural causes greatly affect the people there. Waterborne diseases, the quality of life is lowered and make the economic development slower. In this country, up to one million people living there, do not have access to any clean water. Waterborne diseases are a threat of course, because this country is very vulnerable to the sickness without any clean water. According to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the situation is at its wost in the northeast area of the Central African Republic.

How To Help

There are many ways to help reserve and keep the water clean. One way is to build a well. Anyone can dig a hole by the tree in the ground and get water from that. But, the quality of the water getting dug up matters more. Contact the Water Challenge Foundation. Get involved by donating your time and money!