The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said in a statement on Thursday that 1.42 billion people worldwide, including 450 million children, have severe water shortages. Statistics show that one in five children worldwide does not have enough water to meet their daily needs. According to a recent UNICEF report, children in more than 80 countries around the world are experiencing high or very high water levels. East and South Africa have the highest proportion of children living in such areas, with more than half of all children suffering from dehydration, or 58 per cent, struggling to access adequate water on a daily basis. This is followed by 31 per cent in West and Central Africa, 25 per cent in South Asia and 23 per cent in the Middle East. There are a total of 155 million children in South Asia, more than any other region in the world living under water scarcity. One in five children worldwide suffers from.
UNICEF ranks 37 countries with water shortages, including Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Haiti, Kenya, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Sudan, Tanzania and Yemen. A press release issued by UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Ford said: “Children are the most affected by the water shortage,” he said. When the wells are dry, children can drop out of school to fetch water. Drought reduces food supply and affects children’s malnutrition and physical growth. When the floods come, they are the ones who get sick from waterborne diseases and when there is a lack of water resources, the effect is that the children do not even get to wash their hands to fight the diseases. ” The new report is part of UNICEF’s ‘Water for All’ initiative to ensure that every child has access to sustainable and water services. “We need to address the water problem now and take steps to prevent it from getting worse, and the solution today is to stop the sources of climate change and make future stars on the planet less affected by water shortages,” he said. One in five children worldwide suffers from.
You may also like: At least 138 people have been killed in protests in Myanmar since Monday