million without water access in: (click a region) Africa More than 3.4 million people die each year from water, sanitation, and hygiene-related causes. Nearly all deaths, 99 percent, occur in the developing world. 3 Lack of access to clean water and sanitation kills children at a rate equivalent of a jumbo jet crashing every four hours. 1 Of the 60 million people added to the world's towns and cities every year, most move to informal settlements (i.e. slums) with no sanitation facilities. 7
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