Dirty water prevents families from being healthy, and children from going to school.
Unsafe drinking water is the single largest cause of illness worldwide. In Cambodia, over 65% of people do not have access to clean drinking water. 75% of all deaths there are caused from unsafe water, of which, 90% are children under the age of five (3). Their young bodies can not fight water-borne diseases such as diarrhea, cholera, dysentery, typhoid, guinea worm and hepatitis(2). The water crisis is even more difficult for females because girls carry the responsibility of water collection for their families, which prevents them from working and/or getting an education (1).
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1) Estimated with data from WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program for Water Supply and Sanitation. 2)
3.) UNICEF/WSP Field Note. Improving Household Drinking Water Quality: Use of Ceramic Water Filters in Cambodia
4.) United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). (2006). Human Development Report 2006, Beyond Scarcity: Power, poverty and the global water crisis