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Help Us End the Water & Sanitation Crisis

Unclean water and a lack of basic sanitation continue to undermine efforts to end extreme poverty and disease in the world's poorest countries, with Sub-Saharan Africa facing some of the biggest challenges.

According to a 2013 Joint Report by WHO & UNICEF on unclean water and poor sanitation, research suggests that:

- in Sub-Saharan Africa, women and girls in low-income countries spend 40 billion hours per year collecting water. Noting that, time spent gathering water around the world translates to $24 billion in lost economic benefits each year. On average, women and girls in developing countries walk 6 kilometers each day to collect water — time which could be spent in school or at work (WHO & UNICEF Report, 2013).

Please help us advocate for access to clean drinking water and basic sanitation in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Read more on WHO & UNICEF's report here:…/monitoring/jmpfinal.pdf


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