More than 3.4 million people die each year from water, sanitation, and hygiene-related causes. Nearly all deaths, 99 percent, occur in the developing world.
"[The water and sanitation] crisis claims more lives through disease than any war claims through guns."
Children are its most unfortunate victims. Over 4200 children die every day due to lack of clean water, sanitation and hygiene education.
We can do something.
Many of these kids walk 20 kms a day just to get to school. When they get there, there is no food, no water, no bathroom and they are tired and hungry. At the end of the day, they walk home again and if they are lucky, they get a bowl of rice. They do this every day, so that they can hold on to a hope that one day their lives may get better.