According to the reports by World Health Organization and UNICEF, more than two billion people are living without clean water and 1.4 million people die every year through diseases caused by unhygienic and unclean water.
World Health Organization and UNICEF released a joint statement on lack of safe drinking water calling it a global crises which cause more than 1.4 million people to die after drinking unclean water. The statement released by WHO and UNICEF called out all nations to take an immediate action in this concern.
After the United Nations Water Conference in New York, all the nations around the world are called out for taking action on providing clean, sanitized and hygienic water for all.
Half World Population at Risk
The Number of people who are at risk of diseases due to unsafe water is increasing day by day as people in underdeveloped and developing countries are still unaware about the importance of safe and clean drinking water.
More than half of the World population around 3.6 billion people use sanitation services that leave human waste untreated, the organization reported. The United Nations bodies also explained that a lot of children and women are lacking with safe water services, even after a warning of consequences leading to death.
Every year 1.4 million people, including children dies due to diseases caused by unsafe water. Cholera spread is one of the latest example of poor sanitation and unclean water. Many countries also face health care problems due to dirty water. The sanitation services are also not enough to deal with diseases and safe water supply.
The world needs to take quick action on this ongoing agenda to safe people from diseases and fatal deaths, WHO and UNICEF reported. Everyone in the world has the right of safe water, hygiene and proper sanitation.
The progress in poorest countries needs to be done faster to protect people from future diseases and health related issues.