World Water Crisis
3.4 million people die each year from water related diseases
Many people are forced to drink dirty water, as they have no choice.
Many people in areas where water is scarce depend on dirty rivers and lakes for their water, but this water can cause diseases like diarrhoea and typhoid. Diseases like these cause around 3.4 million deaths every year most of which are children aged under 5.
Women are often forced to walk kilometers to gather water for the family.
Women are traditionally required to gather water for their family, which means daily walks that can be over 3 kilometers to collect water, which is often unclean anyway. The return part of this trip is especially straining as they will be carry up to 20 kilograms of water.
There are many NGO's providing millions of people worldwide safe drinking water.
One of these companies is Water-Aid (title links to website) This NGO installs water pumps that pumps water from deep underground water sources. (where ~30% of the worlds fresh water is stored) This makes it available to people living in places where they would otherwise have no choice in drinking unsafe water.