More than 3.4 million people die each year from water, sanitation, and hygiene-related causes ?
2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation. ?
Lack of access to clean water and sanitation kills children at a rate equivalent of a jumbo jet crashing every four hours.
Women and children bear the primary responsibility for water collection in the majority of households. This is time not spent working at an income-generating job, caring for family members, or attending school.