Challenging water problem in Ethiopia

61 million Ethiopians lack access to safe water and 65 million lack access to improved sanitation. Of those who lack access to improved sanitation, a staggering 27 million practice open defecation.

In rural Ethiopia, a Water.org survey found that many women and children walk more than three hours to collect water, often from shallow wells or unprotected ponds they share with animals. Recurring droughts result in famine, food shortages, and water-related diseases, as people are forced to rely heavily on contaminated or stagnant water sources.

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