March 22 is...
- Some 650 million people, or one in 10 of the world's population, do not have access to safe water.
- Dirty water/poor sanitation claims lives of 900 under-5s across the world daily, that's one child every 2 minutes.
- Among newborn babies, an unclean environment accounts for one death every minute. [Source: INFORUM]
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While it is virtually impossible to make all the water in the world pure, fresh and clean, there are ways to improve conditions, which in turn saves lives.