Everyday, women and children must walk for many miles just to fetch clean water in Niger. Watch Amina's humbling story, '3.72 miles', one amongst many this Ramadan of those in desperate need
Water is the most basic necessity of life but an estimated 700 million people do not have access to safe, clean water. That’s one in ten people who have no choice but to drink and use contaminated water. This puts them at risk of diseases like dysentery, diarrhoea and cholera, which can be fatal. Every 90 seconds a child dies from a water related disease, making it the biggest cause of disease and death in the world. On average, women in Africa and Asia walk for 3 hours every day to fetch water, often in blistering heat.
Human Appeal is working with partners around the world to turn around this desperate situation. Our key projects include:
No human being should have to go without access to safe, clean water. It can be a matter of life and death.
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