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

Written by Dana Sanchez

Photo: www.lutheranworld.org
Photo: www.lutheranworld.org

6. Madagascar

In Madagascar, 48 percent of the population lacks access to safe water

Cost of 50 liters of water from a water vendor (tanker): $0.71
Cost of 50 liters of water as a percentage of a typical poor person’s salary: 45 percent
People without safe water: 11.7 million
Annual child deaths from diarrhea: 3000

Source: WaterAid