13 Countries with Least Access to Clean Water
13 Countries with Least Access to Clean Water.
So before we move on to our water poor countries list, let’s consider how many countries don’t have clean water at all?
Well, no nation is that far gone.
Well, according to WHO, from where we have constructed our list and ranked countries based on the percentage of their population using improved drinking water sources, an improved drinking water source is one which “by nature of its construction and design, is likely to protect the source from outside contamination.” Interestingly, bottled water alone, unaccompanied by any other source, is not considered an improved water source by WHO, even though some large bottled water companies, which include the 10 largest bottled water companies in the world and top 10 healthiest bottled water in the world, provide very safe and healthy water.
Mauritania Percentage of population using improved drinking water sources: 57.90% Mauritania, a country located in the midst of Northwest Africa, has actually done quite some work in the water department as its access percentage given above used to be 42% in 2000.
Eritrea Percentage of population using improved drinking water sources: 57.80% Not only does almost half the population of Eritrea not receive clean water, but the government does not even proffer the citizens basic human rights.
Maybe the destruction caused by the earthquake is the reason that the percentage of the population using improved drinking water sources actually reduced in the nation from 60.8% in 2000 to 57.7% in 2015.
Afghanistan Percentage of population using improved drinking water sources: 55.30% Afghanistan is one unfortunate nation.
Angola Percentage of population using improved drinking water sources: 49.00% We have arrived at the point in our list where more than half the country’s population does not have access to clean water, which is a very sad fact indeed.
Equatorial Guinea Percentage of population using improved drinking water sources: 47.90% Unfortunately, Equatorial Guinea hasn’t improved much since 2000 in providing access to clean water to more people.