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

Written by Dana Sanchez


10. Ethiopia

In Ethiopia, 43 percent of the population lacks access to safe water.

Cost of 50 liters of water from a water vendor: $0.14
Cost of 50 liters of water as a percentage of a typical poor person’s salary: 15 percent
People without safe water: 42.2 million
Annual child deaths from diarrhea: 15,000

Source: WaterAid