Less opportunities without water.
Jul 07, 2021|6Clean Water and Sanitation
Without clean water, the possibility of breaking out of the cycle of poverty is very slim. Without water, you can't grow food, you can't build housing, you can't stay healthy, you can't stay in school, and you can't keep working.
Not only that but...
More than 315,000 children die every year from diarrheal diseases caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation in Africa. Globally, deaths from diarrhea caused by unclean drinking water are estimated at 502,000 each year, most young children.
Countries with less access to clean water
Mozambique: 52.7% lack basic water services
Niger: 54.2% lack basic water services
Chad: 57.5% lack basic water services
The Democratic Republic of the Congo: 58.2% lack basic water services
Angola: 59% lack basic water services
Somalia: 60% lack basic water services
Ethiopia: 60.9% lack basic water services
Uganda: 61.1% lack basic water services
Papua New Guinea: 63.4% lack basic water services
Eritrea: 80.7% lack basic water services
* Data from https://www.worldvision.org *
This makes this particular UN goal a crucial area of development. But perhaps before we can solve this problem, we need to look at infrastructure; it is not only having the water but managing water effectively.
Thinking Cap On
Look at The Water Project and how they are helping hundreds of people in developing countries find ways to obtain clean drinking water. Find ways in which you can get involved and help fight water scarcity. How can you help? Do you have any creative ideas to solve the water scarcity issue in less developed countries?