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World Water Day: Millions suffer as water resources run dry across the globe

Updated : March 22, 2019 10:48 AM IST

Millions of people from across the globe are struggling to gain access to safe and clean water sources. With each passing day, more and more cities across the planet are staring towards a day when access to clean water will become a luxury.

People queue to try to buy potable water during a blackout in Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela. (REUTERS/William Urdaneta NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.)
People queue to try to buy potable water during a blackout in Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela. (REUTERS/William Urdaneta NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES.)
Women cycle with water tins towards the village of Bagare, Passore province, northern Burkina Faso. (REUTERS/Zoe Tabary - GF10000391875)
Women cycle with water tins towards the village of Bagare, Passore province, northern Burkina Faso. (REUTERS/Zoe Tabary - GF10000391875)
Two people take a walk near the water's edge, where the water level has dropped significantly during the UK heatwave, of Torside Reservoir in Longdendale, Derbyshire, Britain. (REUTERS/Phil Noble)
Two people take a walk near the water's edge, where the water level has dropped significantly during the UK heatwave, of Torside Reservoir in Longdendale, Derbyshire, Britain. (REUTERS/Phil Noble)
A girl holds a canister as she waits to get water from a borehole near Baragoy, Kenya. (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic)
A girl holds a canister as she waits to get water from a borehole near Baragoy, Kenya. (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic)
A girl carries jerry cans to fill them up with drinking water at a camp sheltering displaced people from the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah near Aden, Yemen. (REUTERS/Fawaz Salman/File photo - RC1EDDA3B020)
A girl carries jerry cans to fill them up with drinking water at a camp sheltering displaced people from the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah near Aden, Yemen. (REUTERS/Fawaz Salman/File photo - RC1EDDA3B020)
Maria Jimenez washes her face with water outside her home in the Nueva Esperanza shantytown of Lima, Peru. Residents pay about $1.50 dollars per 50-liter container which is filled by a water truck services that passes daily. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
Maria Jimenez washes her face with water outside her home in the Nueva Esperanza shantytown of Lima, Peru. Residents pay about $1.50 dollars per 50-liter container which is filled by a water truck services that passes daily. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
A water truck worker fills a container with water, for the cost of about $1.50 dollars per container, outside the homes of residents who use it for drinking, cooking and cleaning in the Nueva Esperanza shantytown of Lima, Peru. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
A water truck worker fills a container with water, for the cost of about $1.50 dollars per container, outside the homes of residents who use it for drinking, cooking and cleaning in the Nueva Esperanza shantytown of Lima, Peru. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
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