Thursday, November 19, 2015

A Worldwide Concern

A Worldwide Concern
"Today 2.4 billion people lack access to proper sanitation, with around one billion people …”  without any bathroom facilities. The land or water becomes their toilet. The United Nations declared November 19th as a day to remind ourselves that something we take for granted is unavailable to many people throughout the world.

Many of the same people who lack access to toilets do not have a potable water supply. In 2013 that number was 783 million. Put another way, one in ten people do not have a safe water supply and one in three people “lack access to a toilet”. Or a third of the people of the world lack access to adequate sanitation.

In 2015 the  World Economic Forum said these conditions were the number one global risk.

Poverty takes many guises. This is water poverty.


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