10 Countries With Worst Access To Safe Water: 8 Are In Africa

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Written by Dana Sanchez
Papua New Guinea. Photo: oxfam.org.nz
Papua New Guinea. Photo: oxfam.org.nz

1. Papua New Guinea

In Papua New Guinea, 60 percent of the population lacks access to safe water

Cost of 50 liters of water from a water delivery service: $2.60
Cost of 50 liters of water as a percentage of a typical poor person’s salary: 54 percent
People without safe water: 4.5 million
Annual child deaths from diarrhea: 800

Source: WaterAid