The population is at 14.8 million and 6.3 MILLION Cambodians, don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water.
60% of rural Cambodians are without clean drinking water. 40% of primary schools and 35% of health centres are also without clean drinking water and sanitation.
Cambodians main source of drinking water comes from rain fall.
The issues Cambodians have isn’t the fact they haven’t a water supply, it’s more to do with storing water safely, improving hygiene habits, keeping rubbish and waste away from their water storage which stops contamination of the toxins leaking into their drinking water storage.
There are also issues with the country’s infrastructure, which cannot cope with the excess water over the monsoon season. The ground becomes saturated, destabilizing the earth and water then sits becoming stagnate. This creates a problem with landslides and also creates a perfect environment for mosquitos, rats and snakes.
Water born diseases are very prevalent. These include – Cholera, Typhoid, Dysentery, Bacterial Diarrhoea and Hepatitis A