WHO & UN Data

WHO & UN data documenting the problem:

  • The water and sanitation crisis claims more lives through disease than any war claims through guns. (2006 United Nations Human Development Report.)
  • 575 million people die each year from water-related disease. (World Health Organization. 2008. Safer Water, Better Health: Costs, benefits, and sustainability of interventions to protect and promote health.)
  • 884 million people lack access to safe water supplies; approximately one in eight people.  (UNICEF/WHO. 2008. Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation: Special Focus on Sanitation.)

Solving the world water crisis 200 people at a time

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