Water and Light

WATER CRISIS

  • 663 million people in the world – one in ten – do not have clean water.
  • Around 315,000 children under-five die every year from diarrhoeal diseases caused by dirty water and poor sanitation. That’s almost 900 children per day, or one child every two minutes.
  • Every minute a newborn baby dies from infection caused by a lack of safe water and an unclean environment.
  • Nearly half of all people using dirty water live in sub-Saharan Africa, and one fifth live in Southern Asia.
  • If everyone everywhere had clean water, the number of diarrhoeal deaths would be cut by 34%.
  • For countries that lack clean water, people have to walk an average of 30 minutes to collect water and return home. In some cases it can be a lot longer.
  • Globally, 31% of schools do not have clean water and 34% lack adequate toilets.

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ELECTRICITY CRISIS

  • 3.04 billion people still use solid fuels
  • 95% of people using solid fuels live in the sub-Sahara Africa or developing Asia
  • 18% of the world’s population has no access to electricity
  • Children unable to do homework due to no electricity
  • Families livestock at risk due to no adequate lighting
  • Increased number of child burn injuries from using kerosene lanterns

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