Clean Water And Sanitation

the keys to ending poverty

Around the world today it is estimated that there nearly 900 million people who don't have access to clean water. Due to this approximately 3.5 million people die each year due to inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene. It is predicted that 1800 million people will be living in countries or regions with a severe lack of water by 2025.

Sanitation facts

1.8 billion people gained access to improved sanitation facilities between 1990 and 2010

2.5 billion people still lack improved sanitation. 1.1 billion people still practice open defecation, that's 15% of the world population

If current trends continue, 2.4 billion people will still lack improved sanitation facilities in 2015

Access to sanitation, the practice of good hygiene, and a safe water supply could save 1.5 million children a year.

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Access to sanitation as a percentage of world population

1990- 49%

2010- 63%

2015- 67%