According to the World Health Organization, 3.5 million people die each year as a result of water-related illnesses, such as dysentery and cholera. The majority of those who succumb to infections linked to unclean water are children under the age of five, accounting for roughly 60% (2.2 million) of all fatalities. When you combine all deaths caused by contaminated water, it equals one child under the age of five dying every two minutes.
More people have died from dirty water and poor sanitation than any other cause in the last century. What can you do to help? We’ll discuss the battle against unclean water and four ways we may help provide clean water to those in need across the world in this article.