Taking a break from Freshwater Species of the Week, I wanted to post this infographic from WaterStep, an international nonprofit based in Louisville, Kentucky. WaterStep works to provide clean drinking water to those in need around the world, from developing countries to people impacted by disasters.
As WaterStep points out, unsafe water is one of the world’s top killers. Every 30 seconds, a child dies from a waterborne illness. Many of those illnesses are preventable.
Fifteen countries account for three-fourths of the world’s child deaths from diarrhea. Most are in Africa and Asia. India and China are included, despite their rapid development in recent years.
courtesy of WaterStep
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