Powerful photo essay puts water use in perspective

The Abu Noqta family, Syrians living in Jordan’s Za’atari refugee camp, need 380 litres of water daily, including to stay cool amid brutal temperatures. © UNICEF/NYHQ2015–1887/Gilbertson VII

Water, sanitation and hygiene conditions have improved for millions of people around the world. However, 663 million people are still using unsafe drinking water, which is a significant cause of child deaths, deadly diseases such as diarrhoea and cholera, and a range of socioeconomic problems. This powerful photo essay commissioned by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) highlights the reality and challenges related to water use in seven countries. It highlights the urgent need for governments, development agencies like UNICEF and all stakeholders to help improve water supply, sanitation and hygiene for hundreds of millions across the globe. Check it out

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