Water and Shelter
~ women and girls often spend up to 6 hours everyday fetching water
~ reducing the distance to a water source from 30 - 15 mins increased girls school attendance by 12%
~ Water use has been growing at more than twice the rate of population increase in the last century
~ One in nine people worldwide doesn't have access to improved sources of drinking water
~ one in three lacks improved sanitisation
~ 80% of sewage in developing countries is discharged untreated directly into water bodies
~ approximately 3.5 million people die each year due to inadequate water supply, sanitisation and hygiene
~ the biodiversity of fresh water ecosystems has been
Slums have inadequate housing conditions
980 million people live in slums world wide
The majority of these people are in developing countriesSlums are about the most dangerous of places to live in the world.
They often have high levels of crime and violence.
Most slums are without proper sanitisation and a clean water supply, meaning that the people who live in slums are more likely to suffer from diseases and have a much lower life expectancy
15% of children in slums die under the age of 5