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Water By Numbers

September 2, 2010

We’re at 10% of our goal! Which is 5% of a well for a community in central Africa.

So here’s a little something for you stats people. Some people prefer stories. Some people prefer stats. People in Africa prefer clean water, so here are some stats for the stats people, and then you can click here to increase the stats on Africans with clean water.

  • 1 in 8 people worldwide don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water.
  • Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence … including war.
  • 42,000 people die every week due to unsafe water and unhygienic living conditions.
  • 90% of those deaths are children under five years old.
  • The UN predicts that one-tenth of the global disease burden can be prevented simply by improving water supply and sanitation.

(All from the Charity:Water website.)

AND, check this out. Little flow-chart love for you stat people.

Had enough? Clicky.

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