Peace for development of the African continent
Africa legs behind the rest of the world in terms of provision of clean water. According to the World Bank’s water sanitation programme, 564 million and 326 million Africans do not have access to sanitation and safe drinking water respectively. There is gross urban-rural inequality in access to water sources. More people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to clean water than anywhere in the world due to poverty as the biggest barrier. Sanitation facilities safely separate human waste from human contact. The use of contaminated drinking water and poor sanitary conditions results in increased vulnerability to water-borne diseases as diarrhoea, cholera, dysentery, and typhoid. According to the United Nations the number of people living in sub-Saharan Africa has nearly doubled in the last 25 years, but access to sanitation and water has improved minimally, leaving millions behind. Africa’s rising population is driving demand for water and decreasing the availability of water resources. To end extreme poverty by 2030, GLAFAD must ensure all people have access to water and sanitation. GLAFAD will works towards ensuring equal access of water and sanitation services. Where Public Private partnerships have been set up in water and sanitation provision GLAFAD will ensure that the right to water is protected.