This article will bring you to the list of the countries with least access to clean water. Insider Monkey has recently published an arresting article about it. There definitely are some places whose entire population is fortunate enough to possess improve drinking water sources, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). These nations include the United Kingdom, Sweden, Japan and approximately thirty-three more states who have the honor of being called the countries with the most access to safe drinking water. In order to find out which are the countries with least access to clean water, first we are going to clarify what exactly we mean by safe water. Well, according to WHO, from where Insider Monkey 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.”
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three countries with the least access to clean water from their list.
The first one can be Eritrea. Not only does almost half of population of Eritrea not receive clean water, but the government does not even proffer the citizens basic human rights. According to Human Rights Watch, Eritrea is one of the worst countries in the world when it comes to human rights violation, with random arrests, lack of religious tolerance and unfair treatment in general. In fact, the nation has no independent non-governmental organizations since 2001! Ethiopia is the next one on our short list now. Ethipia shares a lot more with Eritrea than merely a border. This African nation suffers from human rights violations as well just like its neighbor. Forced marriages are also quite the norm there. In 2003 (last available statistics), 69% of marriages in the nation was a result of abduction and coercion. Now here is Tanzania that is a cultural and diverse nation, and although the poverty levels prevalent here are less than ideal, they are improving at a steady pace. According to the World Bank, the poorest citizens of the country, even the ones who are surviving in extreme poverty conditions, have reaped benefits from the recent upward trend the economy has shown.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 13 countries with the least access to clean water.