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The Problem

844 million people lack basic drinking water access. That is more than 1 of every 10 people on earth. 

By 2050, at least 1 in 4 people will likely live in a country affected by chronic or recurring fresh-water shortages.

Women and girls spend approximately 200 million hours hauling water every day.​

Every day, more than 800 children under age 5 die from diarrhea because of poor water quality and sanitation.​

Women in sub-Saharan Africa are responsible for 72 percent of the water collected.

In 2019, 584 million children lacked access to clean drinking water at their school.

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