Saturday, June 29, 2013

WATER

When you read the water statistics from around the world it is startling how many people are still in dire need of water, how many people lack access to clean drinking water, how many people are still dying from water-related illnesses, how far the average person walks to fetch water for their home, how many days of work and school are lost due to water-related issues, and how many areas of the developing world are still without water.  Thank you for supporting efforts to bring safe, clean drinking water to the people of Uganda.  God is good!    
 Nearly a billion, 884 million people do not have access to clean and safe water. 37% of those people live in Sub-Saharan Africa.
WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation. "Progress on Sanitation and Drinking Water 2010." Available at www.wssinfo.org/

 443 million school days are lost each year due to water-related diseases.
United Nations Development Programme. "Human Development Report 2006: Beyond Scarcity: Power, Poverty and the Global Water Crisis." 2006. Available at http://hdr.undp.org/en/reports/global/hdr2006/

Half of the world's hospital beds are filled with people suffering from a water-related disease.
United Nations Development Programme. "Human Development Report 2006: Beyond Scarcity: Power, Poverty and the Global Water Crisis." 2006. Available at http://hdr.undp.org/en/reports/global/hdr2006/

 The average container for water collection in Africa, the jerry can weighs over 40 lbs when full. 

 Almost two-thirds, 64% of households rely on women to get the family's water when there is no water source in the home.
WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation. "Progress on Sanitation and Drinking Water 2010." Available at 
www.wssinfo.org/

 1 in 8 people world wide do not have access to safe and clean drinking water.
Based on 87% of the global population using imprtoved sources. Found in WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation. "Progress on Sanitation and Drinking Water 2010." Available atwww.wssinfo.org/

 Nearly 1 out of every 5 deaths under the age of 5 worldwide is due to a water-related disease.
WHO/UNICEF. "Diarrhoea: Why children are still dying and what can be done." 2009. available at http://www.unicef.org/health/index_51412.html.



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