WATER AND SANITATION ARE
BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS.


In 2010, the United Nations declared its recognition of  "the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right that is essential for the full enjoyment of life."  While significant progress has been made, around the world more than:

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663 MILLION PEOPLE

are without access to clean, safe drinking water

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2.4 BILLION PEOPLE

are without access to improved sanitation facilities

Sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia continue to be disproportionately burdened with this lack of capacity.  Lack of clean water and adequate sanitation is responsible for high rates of water-borne disease, for nearly 1 000 children die each day from preventable water and sanitation related diseases.