30-Hour Famine

Focus Topic

CLEAN WATER & SANITATION

CLEAN WATER & SANITATION

The infrastructure in poor communities is inadequate, and many vulnerable families lack proper water and sanitation systems. Issues like poor sanitation facilities, a lack of proper hygiene awareness and practices, a lack of access to clean and safe drinking water and poor waste management have a negative impact on poor families.

In Mongolia, water and sanitation are unevenly distributed. Many people still rely on water supply points for access to drinking water and use unsafe toilets located outdoors.

The “dzud” phenomenon doesn’t just affect the livelihoods of Mongolians living in poverty, but also causes great inconvenience in their daily lives. In particular, using outdoor toilets is a challenge in a cold environment, especially for young girls.

3 main factors causing a lack of Clean Water & Sanitation:

Severe climate 

Poor infrastructure 

Environmental
pollution 

3 main effects of a lack of Clean Water & Sanitation:

Affects nutrient
intake and bodily
development 

Increases the
risk of infectious
diseases 

Increased
socioeconomic
burden 

0 M
people still lack basic sanitation.

(UNICEF, World Health Organization)

0 M
people lack safe drinking water at home.

(World Health Organization)

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children under the age of five die every day from preventable diseases caused by poor water, and a lack of sanitation and hygiene.

(UNICEF)