Globally, 844 million people lack access to clean water, which means that more than 1 of every 10 people on the planet are affected by the global water crisis. Let’s break this topic down — in photos and videos.
2.3 billion people live without access to basic sanitation.
892 million people defecate in the open.
But women and children who daily walk for water deserve to be remembered every day of the year.
Women and girls spend an estimated 200 million hours hauling water every day.
World Vision is the leading nongovernmental provider of clean drinking water in the developing world.
World Vision is reaching one new person every 10 seconds and three more schools every day with clean water.
World Vision focuses on bringing clean water to the extremely poor — including those with disabilities — in rural areas with the greatest disease burden.
By providing hygiene education and sanitation facilities, such as latrines and hand-washing stations, we multiply the health benefits of clean water by helping to reduce the spread of illness and disease.
More than 700 World Vision water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) professionals and thousands of development professionals live and work in communities worldwide to co-create solutions that last.