In developed countries such as the UK, it’s easy to take simple things like flushing a toilet or a glass of water for granted.
But an estimated 2.5 billion people (more than one third of the world’s population) do not have access to basic sanitation such as toilets.
And then there’s the issue of fetching water. The average distance walked by women in Africa and Asia to fetch water? A sobering 3.5 miles.
World Water Day on Sunday serves as a reminder that much more needs to be done to address the global imbalance.