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:
663 MILLION PEOPLE
are without access to clean, safe drinking water
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.