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UN Report Warns Growing Number of People Face Water Scarcity

On March 21, the United Nations released a report warning that 26% of the world's population, approximately 2 billion people, lack access to safe drinking water. According to NPR, the report comes on the eve of the U.N.'s first conference on the topic of water in over 45 years. The U.N.'s World Water Development Report 2023 revealed that 46% of people lack access to basic sanitation globally, equal to about 3.6 billion people .
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