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Report: 750 Million Lack Access to Clean Drinking Water

Report: 750 Million Lack Access to Clean Drinking Water

The World Health Organization and UNICEF have updated their report examining global access to clean drinking water and found that 748 million people around the world still live without it. They estimate that 90 percent of them live in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. The positive side of the report is that since 1990, more than 2 billion people have received clean water access. Part of the aim of the report is to look at the current status of the Millennial Development Goals—one of which is providing clean water access to people in need—which have a targeted completion date of 2015. As you can see from this chart posted by Mashable from Statista, there has been major progress made in the last 24 years, but there is still a long way to go …

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