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Factsheet: Water

In 2010, the UN included the right to clean water in the Declaration of Human Rights. But what about the availability and quality of water today?


At present, 5.2 billion people (71% of the global population) can use sustainable safe and clean toilets at their homes. 1.3 billion people have at least access to a basic water source which means they can reach an improved drinking water source within a 30 minutes walk. But the number of those without access to any of those improved premises is still very high: 844 million people.

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Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

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