Lack of Clean
in the World
According to the United
Nations, unsanitary water
kills more people worldwide
than war. As the precious
water supply dwindles,
it may prove to be more
than just a crisis for
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
WATER.ORG I WATERINFOORG
WHERE IS ALL THE WATER?
ACCESS TO SAFE
DRINKING WATER BY REGION
Only a little more than half of the Sub-Saharan African population
has access to safe drinking water. The United Nations estimates
that in close to 15 years, approximately 48 nations—like those
in Africa—will face freshwater scarcity.
IS FROZEN IN
(most of which is too expensive
to tap into and tilter)
of the world's freshwater is
available for human consumption
ACCORDING TO THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION:
That leaves 1.1 billion
people without access
to clean water.
THAT'S ABOUT ONE IN SIX PEOPLE IN THE WORLD.
HOW DOES WATER GET CONTAMINATED?
Lack of sanitation is the world's biggest culprit of infection.
Water-related diseases are most commonly caused by harmful
micro-organisms and chemicals that get into the drinking water supply.
2 MILLEN T'*NS
of industrial and agricultural waste are poured into the earth's waters.
population is ingesting food grown using unsanitary
irrigation and fertilization wastewater.
CHILDREN ARE MOST AFFECTED
Every 20 seconds
a child dies from a water-borne illness.
Worldwide, 88 percent of diarrhea cases can be
blamed on unsanitary water. And children under
the age of five comprise 90 percent of deaths from
diarrhea-related diseases. It's the leading cause
of death in this age group.
A COLLABORATION BETWEEN GOOD AND COLUMN FIVE
Middle East /
East Asia /
Latin America /
(PERCENT OF POPULATION)