Water is one of the most important resources a human body needs to be able to function throughout the day. Lack of clean drinking water can result in malaria, diarrhea, and death. It is vital for a children’s developing mind to have at least 2.5 liters of water per day, but in some areas that is not possible. In Sub-Saharan Africa over 24 million people are without access to clean drinking water. These people live everyday on the brink of death and disease from unsanitary drinking water. Which imposes the question: What are the main reasons behind the lack of accessible drinking water in Sub-Saharan Africa, and what steps are we as a global community taking towards helping solve this epidemic? If this is a solvable problem, the United Nations and countries around the world need to help these people find a solution before it is too late.
Millions of people in Sub-Saharan Africa live without access to clean drinking water. These people are at risk of disease and possible death and their is nothing that the families can do about it. Whether it’s because of extreme poverty, location, or no one stepping is there a reason why the United Nations isn’t stepping in and directly helping these poor people. If so, what have organizations done to step in and help solve this drastic problem.