Do you know these water crisis facts?

Clean water means more time, better health, and increased opportunities—and in the midst of a global health crisis, it’s essential for keeping families safe. But millions of people around the world still lack access.

How much do you know about the water crisis? Find out in this short quiz. Then, share with your friends and family to help raise awareness.

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At a time when handwashing is saving lives, what percentage of people lack access to a basic handwashing facility?

It’s even worse in Sub-Saharan Africa, where 75% of people lack access to a basic handwashing facility.

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Which item does one-third of the world’s population live without?

More people around the world have a mobile phone than access to a toilet.

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Globally, which group spends as much as 200 million hours per day collecting water?

That means individually, one woman can spend up to four hours every single day collecting water for her family.

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What percentage of households around the world rely on women and girls for water collection?

Women are disproportionately affected by water issues. When a community gets water, women and girls get their lives back.

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Which disease, when caused by drinking dirty water, kills approximately 297,000 children under the age of five every year?

Handwashing alone can reduce diarrhea cases by about 30%.

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How many people lack access to clean water?

That’s 1 in 10 of us!

This means that 9 in 10 of us can help.

Learn how you can help solve the water crisis

Over the next few weeks, you’ll learn even more about the impact of water on health, time, education, and opportunities. We'll also keep you in the loop with stories of impact, updates on our efforts to bring clean water to every person on the planet, and how you can help.

Share this quiz with your friends and family to help raise awareness for the water crisis.