Here are a few shocking facts from various websites:
"One Billion people lack access to clean water."
"Everyday, 5,000 children die as a result of drinking dirty water."
"In many regions of the world people have to walk miles to get water, often water that is shared with animals, dirty, polluted or infected with disease."
"More than 1 to 6 people in the world don't have access to safe drinking water."
"1 out of every 4 deaths under the age of 5 worldwide is due to a water related disease."
"Nearly 80% of illnesses in developing countries are linked to poor water and sanitation conditions."
"The global water crises does not make media headlines, despite the fact that it claims more lives through disease than any war claims through guns."
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