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Clean water has reached 2 billion more people in the world in the last 20 years

Over the last 20 years, more than 2 billion people have gained access to drinking water, according to the recently released State of the World’s Drinking Water Report.

According to the United Nations, this data indicates that progress, although positive, is fragile and uneven, still leaving behind a quarter of the world’s population.

Cape Verde, Brazil, Guinea Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal and Sao Tome and Principe are among the Portuguese-speaking countries mentioned in the assessment carried out by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Bank.

The analysis states that climate change is increasing the frequency and intensity of droughts and floods, which worsen water insecurity, interrupt supplies and devastate communities.