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Over 20,000 Afghans Provided Access to Safe Drinking Water: UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced it has provided access to safe drinking water to thousands of needy families throughout Afghanistan over the past twelve months.

The UN agency on Thursday in a tweet said that over the past year, UNICEF has built at least twelve water systems in different parts of the country, aimed at providing clearing drinking water to the needy families.

According to UNICEF reports, nearly 22,200 people have access to clean drinking water, who have been the beneficiaries of the waters systems built be the UN organization. However, the organization has not clarified in which provinces the water systems were built.

According to statistics, roughly 21 million people in Afghanistan lack access to safe and clean drinking water, which is considered a critical challenge to be resolved in the long term.

This comes as the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) had warned last year that Afghanistan is facing climate crisis caused by increasing heat and lack of rainfalls.

As a landlocked country, Afghanistan is currently faced with drought and low level of rainfall, having adverse impacts on the living condition of the ordinary people who are struggling for survival, amid other challenges.