Addressing The Need For Clean Water

Clean drinking water, sanitation and good hygiene are essential to our health, yet millions of people around the world do not have access to these basic services. Some of the statistics are alarming:

884 million people in the world – about one in eight – do not have clean water.
(Source: WHO Drinking Water Fact Sheet, Updated 2017)

Around 361,000 children under five die every year from diarrhoeal diseases caused by poor water and sanitation. That's nearly 1,000 children each day, or one child every ninety seconds.
(Source: WHO Drinking Water Fact Sheet, Updated 2017)

Globally, 31% of schools do not have clean water and 34% lack adequate toilets.
(Source: UNICEF, Advancing WASH in Schools Monitoring, 2015)

361000 imageWhenever a disaster strikes, whether it is natural or man-made, there is always an urgent need to provide safe drinking water to those affected. Water supplies are often severely affected in the aftermath of a disaster. Water pipes may be destroyed or the water supply will be contaminated with water from sewage and drains.

In these circumstances people have no choice but to collect water from available local sources, such as streams, rivers and wells. Such water is often contaminated and unsafe to drink. Water-borne diseases such as diarrhoea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio will spread rapidly and will affect particularly the more vulnerable young and older members of a community.

Aquabox meets the challenge of providing clean safe drinking water in times of crisis by sending our AquaFilter Family and AquaFilter Community Units to those most affected. An AquaFilter Family Unit can deliver up to half a million litres of clean drinking water and a Community Unit over 1 million litres of clean drinking water over its working life.
Read more about how our water filters help to provide essential life-giving support – link to Our Water Filters page

Please help us to continue our work and help those in need. You can donate securely online, send a cheque, or make regular payments through your bank.

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