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PAANI recognizes World Water Week 2019

August 25 - 30, 2019

Over 663 million people worldwide are living without clean water, according to Chairty:Water.  That is twice the population of the United States. Approximately 81% of people who face the lack of access to clean water come from the developing world.  In Africa alone, women spend 40 billion hours a year walking for water. In India and Sub-Saharan Africa, women are responsible for 72% of the water collected. This keeps children and women from attending school. In addition to children missing out on an education because of the lack of access to clean water, diseases form dirty water kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. 43% of those deaths are children under five years old. Access to clean water and basic sanitation can save around 16,000 lives every week.

Read more about how water can improve lives at — a non-profit organization that provides drinking water to people in developing nations. The water project, WaterAid, and are also organizations that contribute to providing access to clean drinking water in all developing countries. The United Nations and the World Health Organization deemed clean water a basic human right, and people all over the world are being neglected this right.

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