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More than 650 million people in the world do not have access to safe water.
(WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) Report 2015)

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Lack of water, sanitation and hygiene costs Sub-Saharan African countries more in lost GDP than the entire continent gets in development aid.
(Using percentage estimate from UNDP: Human Development Report, 2006)

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The average person in the UK uses 150 litres of water a day. In Australia it's around 500 litres and in the USA, over 570 litres.
(UNDP: Human Development Report, 2006: page 34)

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Water in Accra, Ghana, costs three times as much as in New York.
(UNDP, 2006)

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Women in Africa and Asia often carry water on their heads weighing 20kg, the same as the average UK airport luggage allowance
(UNDP: Human Development Report, 2006: page 34-35)