As Europe was hit by severe droughts last summer, it was clear for everyone that lack of water may not be a problem that only African and Middle Eastern countries face.
Reuters writes that 25% of the world's population doesn't have access to clean water and half of the people in the world lack basic sanitization, while almost three quarters of the recent worldwide disasters have been related one way or another to water, UN experts warned.
U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said that "we are draining humanity's lifeblood through vampiric overconsumption and unsustainable use, and evaporating it through global heating."
To ensure more people have access to clean water and proper sanitization, the US pledged to invest 49 billion USD in its own sanitization system, but also in those from around the world.
Meanwhile, experts at United Nation's children agency UNICEF said that just in Africa, 190 million children are in danger due to water quality, poor sanitization and hygiene-related diseases.
Benin, Burkina Faso and Cameroon are among the countries where these three risk factors are at the highest.
Following Pakistan's last year dramatic flooding situation, there are still some ten million people in the country that live in areas affected by flood that also don't have access to safe freshwater.