Effects Of Water Poverty In Africa

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Africa is growing rapidly and the ten or twenty years to come, its population will grow. As of now, it’s growing at a 3.9 percent per year and it will continue to been one of the highest growing population in the world. Currently about 1.2 billion people live in Africa; with over 40 percent of the population living in urban areas. The growth of the population is demanding more and more water for this region. This problem is further aggravated by the rate at which populations will be increasing. More industry requires more water, and the quantity of water services is more demanding too. Plus the increase becomes any awareness to the government and it will provide better water services. (World Bank, 2016). All the water that is being used , …show more content…
Sachs says that the developed “crisis is unique because it’s the poorest region in the world but because it’s the only major region that has a negative growth in the income per capita” in his study he conducted. Its correlates with the poverty of the region and the lack of water that leads to the loss of food, the cause of many deadly diseases and unfinished education; Most people can’t afford to pay for clean water because of the very low pay. Over half of the population in poor regions “lives on less than one dollar a day” and clean water in Africa can cost about 10 to 30 percent more for those without access to piped water caused by the lack of infrastructure and the government corruptions. So they consume disease water usually collected by women, who are of better use in the fields, and girls, who should be in school. The foods they eat are grown from crops that are fed disease- filthy …show more content…
(Risen, 2015) Back in 2000, the UN set a goal to “reduce global poverty and inequality by 2015”, and while it effectively cuts, life-threatening poverty in half, the multinational group doesn’t know how much this can help developing regions such as South Africa by a reasonable time. UNICEF has responded by giving health care services to children and elders. Getting people more educated about disease and getting them to go to schools such as young girls and boys – but even though it’s still a long ways to fulfill all the needs and improvements every country needs to be above the poverty percent on reports. (Risen,

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