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Health - March 25, 2023

2.3 b people don’t have safe water

Unsafe water impacts $500 b yearly

International Desk: Water is the essential element of life. Yet today nearly 2.3 billion people in the world lack access to safe drinking water. In addition, almost half of the world’s population (3.6 billion) does not have access to safe sanitation.
Currently, the water and sanitation crisis threaten development. The global cost of addressing the impacts of unsafe water is $500 billion annually.
This information was informed in a press release sent from the head office of the World Bank on Friday.
According to the agency, climate change and increasing population growth have exacerbated the problem of drought and flooding. Currently, the water problem needs to be solved urgently. That is why the people of the world must be united.
The World Bank Group is committed to innovative, inclusive and sustainable water as a source of financing for water development in developing countries.
The World Bank Group is committed to innovative, inclusive and sustainable water as a source of financing for water development in developing countries. The World Bank is working for a water-secure world.
Citing the example of Yemen, the World Bank says that countless villages in Yemen lack basic services, but the lack of safe water is the most severe. About 18 million people, more than 55 percent of the country’s population, lack access to safe water and sanitation. The World Bank is working to solve the lack of water in these three villages of Al-Adan, Al-Anin and Hawf in Yemen. The organization has funded how to conserve rainwater.
Haliya Al-Jalal, a resident of Al-Adan village and mother of six, said her family used to have to walk long distances to collect water. But rainwater harvesting does not have that problem. He said, we no longer have to go through the struggle of fetching water from remote areas. Ended our sorrows.
According to the World Bank, the lack of safe water and sanitation can slowly push humanity towards death. Diarrhea was the eighth leading cause of death in 2019. It is alleged that 1.5 million people died worldwide in 2019 due to lack of safe water and safe sanitation. Women and school-going girls are particularly affected.
According to the World Bank, investing $1 billion in clean water yields a return of $3 billion. Investing in water in rural areas yields higher returns.

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