Water and Sanitation Crisis Claims More Lives Through Disease Than Any War

Today’s water crisis is not an issue of scarcity, but of access. More people in the world own cell phones than have access to a toilet. And as cities and slums grow at increasing rates, the situation worsens. Every day, lack of access to clean water and sanitation kills thousands, leaving others with reduced quality of life.

Over three million people die each year from water-related disease. That means the water and sanitation crisis claims more lives through disease than any war.

Diarrhea remains in the second leading cause of death. It kills more young children than AIDS, malaria and measles combined.

The problem is enormous but we can make a difference. One in eight people scavenge to survive. Lack of safe water and sanitation impacts a family’s health, keeps children from getting an education, and traps millions in a cycle of poverty.

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For only $25 Water.org can get someone safe water for life. Co-founded by Matt Damon, Water.org has been helping people get sustainable solutions for over twenty years. We can make a difference in the world, we can help change someone’s life.

If you want to start your own fundraising effort or support those who make the sacrifice visit http://give.water.org/

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