2.1 billion people lack safe drinking water

13 Juillet, 2017, 13:22 | Author: Claudine Rigal
  • 2.1 billion people lack safe drinking water

In numbers, the report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said nearly three in ten people worldwide, or 2.1 billion, lack access to safe, readily available water at home, and six in ten, or 4.5 billion, lack safely managed sanitation.

A newly released report of the United Nations agencies has warned that billions of people around the world lack safe water and proper sanitation facilities.

"Safe water, sanitation and hygiene at home should not be a privilege of only those who are rich or live in urban centres", says WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

Moreover, 844 million do not have access to a basic drinking water service.

"As a result, every year, 361,000 children under five years of age die due to diarrhoea".

This first global assessment of "safely managed" drinking water and sanitation services also indicated that 263 million people still have to spend over 30 minutes per trip collecting water from sources outside the home, and 159 million still drink untreated water from surface water sources, such as streams or lakes.

"These are some of the most basic requirements for human health, and all countries have a responsibility to ensure that everyone can access them".

In countries experiencing conflict or unrest, children are 4 times less likely to use basic water services, and 2 times less likely to use basic sanitation services than children in other countries.

Lukas Nmecha sends England into the European U19 Championships final
England's Under-21 made the semi-finals of the Euros last month but were knocked out to Germany on penalties. Keith Downing's side face Portugal in Saturday's final in Gori, Georgia.


La Chine envoie des soldats à Djibouti
Le porte-parole du ministère des Affaires étrangères Geng Shuang a fait ces remarques lors d'une conférence de presse quotidienne. Djibouti accueille déjà notamment des installations militaires américaines, françaises, britanniques et japonaises.


Cyril Lignac a retrouvé l'amour avec cette actrice
Ex-compagne de Gilles Lellouche, avec qui elle a eu une fille, Mélanie a notamment joué dans la série "Clara Sheller" ou le film "Les Infidèles".


A statement by the global health agency on Wednesday said three in 10 people worldwide lack access to safe water and six in 10 lack safe sanitation.

The UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, also said safe water, effective sanitation and hygiene are critical to the health of every child and every community - and thus are essential to building stronger, healthier, and more equitable societies.

The report includes estimates for 96 countries on safely managed drinking water and 84 countries on safely managed sanitation.

Backed by the data, the two United Nations agencies also warned that in as many as 90 countries around the world progress towards basic sanitation is too slow, "meaning they will not reach universal coverage by 2030".

"As we improve these services in the most disadvantaged communities and for the most disadvantaged children today, we give them a fairer chance at a better tomorrow", said Mr. Lake. Open defecation is practiced by more than 890 million people, mainly in rural areas, who have no toilet or latrine. "And, as we know, good hygiene is one of the simplest and most effective ways to stop the spread of disease".

The joint report by the World Health Organization and U.N. Children's Fund finds people living in rural areas in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia are most at risk of disease and death from poor water and sanitation-related sources.

"The one figure I would kind of like to emphasize here is that in sub-Saharan Africa, 15 percent of the population only has access to a hand-washing facility with soap and water", he said.

Conseillé:

  • Charlie Gard's parents prepare for fresh legal battle

    Charlie Gard's parents prepare for fresh legal battle

    Ms Yates said it was the high-profile interventions from the Vatican and Washington that has prolonged their campaign. They had until Wednesday to submit evidence that experimental treatment overseas could improve their son's condition.
    Global Stocks Rally After Fed Chair Speaks to US Lawmakers

    Global Stocks Rally After Fed Chair Speaks to US Lawmakers

    The Shanghai Composite index climbed 0.4 percent at 3,210.65 and the S&P ASX 200 surged 1.1 percent to 5,735.40. Spot gold rose 0.1% to Dollars 1,218.60 per ounce at 0046 GMT, adding to a 0.3% gain in the previous session.

    Royal Gold (NASDAQ:RGLD) Given Daily News Sentiment Score of 0.31

    In other Royal Gold news, CFO Stefan Wenger unloaded 1,000 stocks of the firm's shares in a trade on early Mon, May 1st. Its assets are located in Canada, Chile, Dominican Republic, Mexico, the United States, Africa, Australia and Other.
  • Dow Jones Closes at Record High, Notches All-Time Intraday High

    Dow Jones Closes at Record High, Notches All-Time Intraday High

    She is scheduled to speak about policies of the U.S. central bank and the country's economic outlook. The S&P 500 gained 0.74 percent, with real estate and energy leading advancers.
    Glik rempile à Monaco

    Glik rempile à Monaco

    Je remercie le président, le vice-président et le club pour ce nouveau contrat, c'est une belle récompense. Ce jeudi matin, l'ASM a officialisé la prolongation du contrat de Glik d'un an, soit jusqu'en 2021.
    Juve swoop for Bayern winger Douglas Costa

    Juve swoop for Bayern winger Douglas Costa

    That's apparently despite being offered the chance to sign him a year ago . The 26-year-old Brazil winger underwent his medical in Turin today.
  • Which Player Will Win the 2018 World Cup Golden Boot?

    Which Player Will Win the 2018 World Cup Golden Boot?

    His Real Madrid side played quite poorly this season and he has been dealing with large shares of the criticism himself. This is something which will only further his playing career and his first accolade may come as soon as this summer.
    Première résolution visant à destituer Trump

    Première résolution visant à destituer Trump

    Jamais un président n'a été destitué dans l'histoire américaine. En cas d'accusation le président est automatiquement destituer. Le représentant Brad Sherman a accusé M.

    La hausse des prix a ralenti en juin

    Hors transport aérien international, l'indice général est en augmentation de 0,2 % en juin 2017 (+ 1,0 % sur douze mois). Mais on note la baisse des tarifs de l'énergie: - 1,2%, notamment due à la diminution des prix des carburants.
  • Hyderabad: Ex-NASA engineer, businessman nabbed in drug bust

    Hyderabad: Ex-NASA engineer, businessman nabbed in drug bust

    Later, officials stated that the drugs were found at Anish and that USA authorities had been told about his arrest. Anish Dundoo (29) has been living in Hyderabad for the past three years after incubating a start-up in the city.
    Manchester United open talks with Ander Herrera over new contract

    Manchester United open talks with Ander Herrera over new contract

    And Pereira is determined to earn a place in the squad for next season. "It boosts me that the people here trust the young players".
    IPhone 8 Could Feature Rear-Facing 3D Sensor For Augmented Reality

    IPhone 8 Could Feature Rear-Facing 3D Sensor For Augmented Reality

    VCSEL uses the time it takes for laser light to bounce back to the sensor to determine the distance or depth of the object. This means even though Apple employees are working hard, we may not see the laser system in this year's edition of iPhone.


Populaire

Sell-Side Research on US Bancorp (USB), CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL)
Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 11.24 and a trailing 12-month price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 22.75. CenturyLink has a 52 week low of $22.33 and a 52 week high of $33.45. (CTL) traded down 3.23% on Wednesday, hitting $22.50.

Un retour de Sakho évoqué
Prêt car Liverpool demanderait 34 millions d'euros pour Sakho (dont le contrat expire en 2020). Pour rappel, le PSG aurait aussi un oeil sur Eliaquim Mangala de Manchester City.

Asus ZenFone AR finally lands in India
The new Asus Zenfone AR will have two RAM variants: 6GB and 8GB with native storage capabilities of 32GB to right up to 256GB. With a set of sensors and cameras , the ZenFone AR lets users navigate the world of augmented reality with Tango AR apps.

VEREIT Inc. (NYSE:VER) Position Cut by Axa
ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: This news story was originally posted by Chaffey Breeze and is the sole property of of Chaffey Breeze. BidaskClub cut shares of VEREIT from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research note on Saturday, June 24th.

Ex-Brazil president Lula found guilty of corruption, sentenced to 9.5 years
Moro wrote in his ruling that he "took no personal satisfaction in this conviction, quite to the contrary". He closed with Thomas Fuller's words: "Be you never so high the law is above you".

Gigi Hadid gets a pixie cut
The global advertising campaign will launch in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. But she noted that she always tries to remember something her mother Yolanda Hadid said.

Zouma se rapproche de Stoke City — Mercato
Sous contrat jusqu'en 2019, le défenseur central de 22 ans pourrait néanmoins choisir de rester sous l'aile d'Antonio Conte. Mais l'intérêt pour Kurt Zouma ne se limite pas aux seules écuries évoluant en Premier League.

Fed will need to make more interest rate hikes, Yellen says
Considerable strength was also visible among steel stocks, as reflected by the 1.7 percent advance by the NYSE Arca Steel Index. Interest rates are likely to remain historically low over the longer term, the head of the U.S. central bank said on Wednesday.

House Subcommittee Approves $Half-Billion DOT Cut
A similar provision on meal and rest breaks at the state level was also included in a pending Senate bill. Trucking groups have suggested fleets are exempt under federal law from individual state measures.

Pokémon Ultra Soleil : édition steelbook et collector annoncés
Il sera donc possible d'acheter chaque jeu dans une Fan Edition comprenant un des jeux et un steelbook aux couleurs de sa version.