Water and Sanitation
Water is precious than gold
Poor sanitation and a lack of clean water can kill. It degrades health, especially that of children, and undermines education. It affects whole communities but consistently those most severely affected are the poor and disadvantaged.
Improving sanitation represents the best options to really accelerate health, social and even economic development.
Water-related improvements are crucial to meeting the Millennium Development Goals, reducing child mortality and improving health and nutritional status in a sustainable way.
Did you Know?
Water scarcity affects more than 40 percent of people, an alarming figure that is projected to rise as temperatures do. Although 2.1 billion people have improved water sanitation since 1990, dwindling drinking water supplies are affecting every continent.
More and more countries are experiencing water stress, and increasing drought and desertification is already worsening these trends. By 2050, it is projected that at least one in four people will suffer recurring water shortages.
Safe and affordable drinking water for all by 2030 requires we invest in adequate infrastructure, provide sanitation facilities, and encourage hygiene. Protecting and restoring water-related ecosystems is essential.
Ensuring universal safe and affordable drinking water involves reaching over 800 million people who lack basic services and improving accessibility and safety of services for over two billion.
In 2015, 4.5 billion people lacked safely managed sanitation services (with adequately disposed or treated excreta) and 2.3 billion lacked even basic sanitation.
In 2020-2021, ADRA Vietnam provided 270 water tanks for victims of drought and flood in Vinh Long and Thua Thien Hue. We also renovated 8 latrine construction and installed 6 water facilities for schools and health centers in Thua Thien Hue.