Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A global crisis

A Global Crisis




* 884 million people in the world do not have access to safe water. This is roughly one in eight of the world's population. (WHO/UNICEF)

* 1.4 million children die every year from diarrhea caused by unclean water and poor sanitation - 4,000  child  deaths a day or one child every 20 seconds. This equates to 160 infant school classrooms lost every single day to an entirely preventable public health crisis. (WHO/WaterAid)