Global Water Crisis: Children

Every year, approximately 60 million children are born into homes without access to sanitation. Water in Accra, Ghana, costs three times as much as in New York.  Nearly half the people who gained access to water between 1990 and 2008 live in India and China.  Women in Africa and Asia often carry water on their heads weighing 20kg (44 lbs.) (WaterAid).
Around 500,000 children die every year from diarrhea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation – that’s over 1,400 children a day.  Diarrhea is the second biggest killer of children under five years old worldwide. Diarrhea is the third biggest killer of children under five years old in Sub-Saharan Africa. Half the hospital beds in developing countries are filled with people suffering from diseases caused by poor water, sanitation and hygiene (WaterAid). 
Above Photo: Charity: Water




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