Although 70% of the World is covered in water, only 2% of it is fresh water. Out of which1.6% is locked in polar ice and glaciers- which leaves us with only .4% of water fit for consumption.
This water is not divided equally. That means some people have an abundance of water, while some have to walk miles to collect it. Many times, water is contaminated and unfit for consumption. According to a VOA news article, poor water sanitation and a lack of safe drinking water take a greater human toll than war, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction combined.
Wateraid.org states :
844 million people don’t have clean water.
31% of schools don’t have clean water.
Every minute a newborn dies from infection caused by lack of safe water and an unclean environment.
Diarrhea caused by dirty water and poor toilets kills a child under 5 every 2 minutes.
Around the world up to 443 million school days are lost every year because of water-related illnesses.
Simply put, they make contaminated water