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8 Facts About Water Which Will Put Things Into Perspective

663m people don't have access to safe water

23/03/2016 09:01 GMT

Tuesday is #WorldWaterDay, but not everyone has access to clean, safe water.

Worldwide, 66 children die from diarrhoea every hour; access to clean water reduces this risk significantly.

A total of 160m children suffer from stunting and malnutrition, which has lifelong impacts on their health, education, and economic potential. 50% of malnutrition is linked to lack of clean water and sanitation.

When schools have water and sanitation facilities, attendance rates increase, especially for girls. Unfortunately, globally one third of all schools lack access to sanitation and drinkable water.