Lack of clen water
What can we do?
Africa is full of natural beauty and resources, but Africa also has the highest number of people lacking access to safe, drinkable water. Africa is rich in natural water resources, but there are political, territorial problems that prevent a better distribution of these water resources; and there is a lack of the necessary funding required to get the water to the places where it is most needed. In the desert areas water is very scarce, and in Ethiopia and surrounding countries most people and farm animals share the same water sources. So there is a lack of clean water, what are we going to do?
Just some facts
Clean water and the role of water resources in reducing poverty were some of the key issues that experts addressed during World Water Week, the global forum in Stockholm, Sweden, last week. Gallup Poll findings show that many residents living in 30 countries in sub-Saharan Africa say they have gone without enough clean water in the past year prior to the survey, affecting at least 140 million adults.
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This is a comparison from the water in a nearby stream and water that was filtered. Can you guess what one that Africans drink every day?
This is just one stream that is near a town in Africa.
A solution would be that we could send volunteers to the most needed places in Africa and start a clean water development that would filter the bad water and get more good water to the places that need it. So when we send the "group" they can start building water filters for the not clean rivers/streams. After they make the first couple ones they can teach others and then the filters can start spreading and they get more clean water.
Lack of clean water is responsible for more deaths in the world than war. About 1 out of every 6 people living today do not have adequate access to water, and more than double that number lack basic sanitation, for which water is needed. In some countries, half the population does not have access to safe drinking water, and hence is afflicted with poor health. By some estimates, each day nearly 5,000 children worldwide die from diarrhea-related diseases, a toll that would drop dramatically if sufficient water for sanitation was available.