SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation aims to ensure access to safe water and sanitation for all. Access to clean water and sanitation is not only essential to the health and livelihood of individuals and communities- it is a human right.
The COVID-19 pandemic has proven the importance of sanitation and access to clean water. Hand washing and sanitation is an important part of containing the spread of COVID-19. Yet, UN-Water reports that three billion people around the world live without basic handwashing facilities. Those without secure access to clean water, especially those living in urban slums, remote areas, or on the street, are at higher risk of exposure to COVID-19.
Hand hygiene saves lives. Access to clean water and hand cleaning facilities should be a priority during and after the pandemic. The health and well being of all must be taken into consideration. Water is essential to life and sustainable development.
Follow the link below more information on SDG5 and the impact of COVID-19.
Water and Sanitation – United Nations
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