Water for all
The UN General Assembly recognized access to water and sanitation as a human right in 2010, however water scarcity still affects more than 40 percent of people, an alarming figure that is projected to rise in the coming decade. Although 2.1 billion people have improved water sanitation since 1990, dwindling drinking water supplies are affecting every continent.Although our planet has sufficient fresh water to achieve a regular and clean water supply for all, bad economics and poor infrastructure can skew supply unfavourably.Drought afflicts some of the world’s poorest countries, worsening hunger and malnutrition. Floods and other water-related disasters account for 70% of all deaths related to natural disasters.In low- and middle-income countries, 38 percent of healthcare facilities don’t have an improved water source, 19 percent don’t have improved sanitation, and 35 percent lack water and soap for handwashing. In India alone which has a population of 1.34 billion, and is the second most populated country in the world, one in five people are living in extreme poverty. India also struggles with many social barriers and marginalisation of people and community groups in part due to religious and caste discrimination.However, Access to water, shelter and food are basic human rights every individual deserves to have irrespective of one's class/caste/race/gender and its absence can impact the health, food security, and livelihoods of families across the world.