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African Water

Crisis

Developing Countries vs Developed


Countries
Developinghavingastandardoflivingorlevelofindustrial
production wellbelowthatpossiblewithfinancialor
technicalaid;acountrythatis notyet
highlyindustrialized.
Developedhaving many industries and relatively few poor people
who are unable to buy the things they need: larger or
more advanced.

Orange and Yellow are least


developed countries

Facts
- An American taking a five-minute shower uses

more water than the typical person living in a


developing countrys slum uses in a whole day.

UNSAFE WATER!
1 billion people in the world do not have access

to safe water. This is roughly one in eight of


the worlds population. In Africa, two out of
five people lack clean water.

GALLONS OF WATER!
The average North American uses 158.5 gallons

of water a day. The average person in the


developing world uses 2.6 5.2 gallons a day for
drinking, washing and cooking.

STRONG AFRICAN
WOMEN!
The average weight of water women in Africa

carry on their heads is 50 pounds, the same as


the average airport checked luggage
allowance.

SICKNESS
Every year there are 4 billion cases of diarrhea

as a direct result of drinking contaminated water


resulting in 2.2 million deaths each year. This is
equivalent to 20 jumbo jets crashing every day.

DEATH
98 percent of water-related deaths

occur in the developing world.

CHILDREN
1.4 million children die every year from diarrhea

caused by unclean water and poor sanitation.


Thats 4,000 child deaths a day or one child every
20 seconds.

NO MONEY!
About 2 in 3 people lacking access to clean water

survive on less than $2 per day, with 1 in 3 living


on less than $1.

MORE THAN WAR


The water and sanitation crisis claims more

lives through disease than any war claims


through guns.

SCARY FACT
84 percent of water related deaths are

in children ages 0-14.

http://www.africastories.org/africawater-crisis/world-water-facts/