COVID-19 highlights lack of access to safe water globally

30th July 2021


Billions of people worldwide have been unable to access safe drinking water and sanitation in their homes during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a progress report from the World Health Organisation focusing on the UN’s sixth Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 6) – to “ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030”.

Three in 10 people globally could not wash their hands with soap and water within their homes at the onset of the pandemic, and around a quarter lacked access to safe household drinking water. Nearly

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