According to the World Health Organization
- 748 million people worldwide lack access to safe drinking water.
- 2.5 billion people utilize inadequate sanitation facilities with 1 billion people practicing open defecation due to the absence of facilities.
- More than 3.4 million people die each year from water, sanitation, and hygiene-related causes. Nearly all deaths, 99 percent, occur in the developing world.
UNICEF reports that diarrheal diseases account for nearly 1.3 million deaths a year among children under-five years of age.
That is over 3,500 children per day!
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