Publicado: 17 mayo, 2009 en IDEARIO

Learn About the Water Crisis

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There is a global water crisis. What can you do about it? The first step is to learn about the crisis, then you can spread the word, or make a difference by giving the gift of water.

These are the hard facts about the global water crisis:

  • 884 million people, lack access to safe water supplies, approximately one in eight people.
  • Each year, 3.575 million people die from water-related disease.
  • 2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation, including 1.2 billion people who have no facilities at all. 
  • Every 15 seconds, a child dies from a water-related disease.
  • Millions of women and children spend several hours a day collecting water from distant, often polluted sources.
  • At any given time, half of the world’s hospital beds are occupied by patients suffering from a water-related disease.

Water Crisis Resources

Learn even more about the global water crisis using the following resources:

  • View Water Facts, our facts about water, drinking water, and water-related disease.
  • Download Lesson Plans for teachers and children on the water crisis.
  • Read about the latest developments in the world water crisis in our weekly Water Crisis Headlines Digest.
  • View our Water Crisis Links
  • Learn about the Water Crisis in the Countries where we work: 

Central American
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El Salvador







The Philippines



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