This year the theme is focused on dealing with the crisis of water, whereby millions of people haven’t got access to it.
World Water Day 22nd of March, Water is human right, 2019 Theme: Leaving no one behind. Let’s concentrate our efforts to reduce these figures!
- 2.1 Billion peopel live without safe water at home.
- One in four primary schools have no drinking water service, with pupils using unprotected sources or going thirsty.
- More than 700 children under five years of age die every day from diarrhoea linked to unsafe water and poor sanitation.
- Globally, 80% of the people who have to use unsafe and unprotected water sources live in rural areas.
- Women and girls are responsible for water collection in eight out of ten households with water off-premises
- For the 68.5 million people who have been forced to flee their homes, accessing safe water services is highly problematic.
Every 22nd of March, World celebrated to highlight the importance of the availability and sustainable management for every human. This year, the theme is mainly about fighting against the crisis of water and the reasons why a lot of people can’t have an access to it.
Nowadays, millions of people don’t have secure water in their workaday: homes, schools, hospitals, work centers… can’t get all the potable water they need to survive and prosper.
Why people don’t have water and what can we do to end this situation?
Firstly, we must claim that everybody (independently of their sex, age, religion or nacionality) have access to suitable sanitation services and hygiene, giving special attention to the needs of women and vulnerable people.
Secondly, we must reduce the pollution and the amount of wastewater without treatment. Secure water strengthen public health, consequently is so important for the sustainable development and for a stable and prosperous world.
We can’t progress as a global society while a lot of people live without secure water.