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The Truth of Water Scarcity in Libya

Libya is the third on the list of the most water scarce in the world..

Emily Raines

on 4 June 2015

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Transcript of The Truth of Water Scarcity in Libya

The Truth of Water Scarcity in Libya.
What is Water Scarcity?
1. Reasons for water scarcity
5. The help from organizations
4 major questions
There are three major reasons...
The African Climate makes it hard to get to water sources.
A lot of people in Libya
are poor so they
do not have enough money to buy clean water or to
set up water systems
3.Who are affected?How?
There are 4 major reasons
If people do
not have enough water, they cannot grow food.

Growing food takes huge amount of water
So, water scarcity begins
with having hunger.
How do people get water if they do not have clean water?
- A lot of Women or children walk more than

three hours
to get water and carry
40-70 pounds
of water everyday.
They are wasting time to get water.
Then, women cannot work
and be poor.
In Libya, 80% of illness
relates to not clean water because...
-Some of bacterias and worms in dirty water make diseases in human body.
1 out of every 5 deaths under the age of 5 is because of the water-related disease.

1. Students miss classes

to get and carry water.
2. A lot of children get sick by dirty water. Then they cannot go to the school.
3.Sometimes, teachers are sick and cancel the classes.
How does water scarcity affect to education?
In Africa, many organizations are trying to help people who do not have
enough water
UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and child rights.
Unicef works on the conflict of water
To focus on the issue of water is one of the
important work for Unicef
In more than 100 countries
-to improve water supplies
-to make clean environments
for children
Until now, Unicef made
-35 wells or water tanks
-122 toilets
in 37 schools in the country
What is water scarcity?
Does climate, rainfall, population and physical features effect water scarcity?
Are there projects to help?
How can we help?

The population of Libya is 6,594,978 to be exact. They live side by side in small houses.
Both the Mediterranean Sea and the desert affect Libya's climate. In the winter the weather is cool with some rain on the coast.
Water scarcity is the lack of sufficient available water resources to meet the demands of water usage within a region.

what could be done to help those who are being affected...
For a small investment, you can fund long-lasting water projects that serve villages and schools.
Thank you for listening
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