The Mixed Up Blog — Samburu

Would you walk up to 12 miles each day to get water? The Samburu Project

Posted by Sonia Kang on

Let’s just jump right in (pun intended) and talk about water.

According to

85% of the world population lives in the driest half of the planet.  
783 million people do not have access to clean water and almost 2.5 billion do not have access to adequate sanitation.
6 to 8 million people die annually from the consequences of disasters and water-related diseases.
Global population growth projections of 2–3 billion people over the next 40 years, combined with changing diets, result in a predicted increase in food demand of 70% by 2050. 
About 66% of Africa is arid or semi-arid and more than 300 of the 800 million people in sub-Saharan Africa live in a water-scarce environment – meaning that they have less than 1,000 m3 per capita (NEPAD, 2006).

So now that we know some facts, what can we do about this?

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