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Africa has the lowest water supply and sanitation coverage
of any region in the world. More than 1 in 3 Africans
have no access to improved water supply or to sanitation
facilities. Coverage levels in 2000 for both water supply
(62%) and sanitation (60%) are about the same. The sad
reality is that the total number of people without these
services is increasing; unless we act now, the absolute
number will double by 2020 from 200 million to 400
million1. The majority of these people will be those living
in informal or peri-urban areas and rural communities.