SAFE DRINKING WATER AND SANITATION… ARE ESSENTIAL FOR THE RIGHT TO LIFE
The human right to safe drinking water and sanitation were recognised by the United Nations in 2015. Article 1 states that these are fundamental to everyone’s health and dignity.
But today worldwide some 2 billion people still lack access to clean drinking water. Almost half of the global population – 3.6 billion people – still do not have access to a toilet. The tragic result is that some 829 000 people, including 297 000 children aged under 5 years, die each year as a result of contaminated water, and inadequate sanitation.
So – DATUM ensures safe drinking water and sanitation are provided on all its projects: