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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?

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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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Year

2019

Purpose

Fact Sheet

Subjects

Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

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Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e. V., Sparkasse KölnBonn IBAN DE15 3705 0198 0000 0011 15, BIC COLSDE33