884 million people in the world lack access to safe water supplies. More than 840,000 people die each year from water-related disease. Almost 2 in 3 people who need safe drinking water survive on less than $2 a day.
DISEASE & DEATH
- An estimated 801,000 children younger than 5 years of age perish from diarrhea each year, mostly in developing countries.
- This amounts to 11% of the 7.6 million deaths of children under the age of five and means that about 2,200 children are dying every day as a result of diarrheal diseases.
- Unsafe drinking water, inadequate availability of water for hygiene, and lack of access to sanitation together contribute to about 88% of deaths from diarrheal diseases.
- Trachoma is the world’s leading cause of preventable blindness and results from poor hygiene and sanitation. Approximately 41 million people suffer from active trachoma and nearly 10 million people are visually impaired or irreversibly blind as a result of trachoma
SAVING LIVES, DROP BY DROP:
Global Relief Trust have been building and repairing water solution systems in places where people need access to clean safe water the most. From hand pump wells to full water system we can ensure that people do not die from thirst.
A hand pump can cost from as little as £250 to up to £25,000 for water filtration units in Gaza. An amazing Sadaqah Jariya project for you or someone you love that is deceased.