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August 19 is World Humanitarian Day
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    Learn more about how CDC works to build public health capacity globally during—and after—humanitarian emergencies.

    • 97 million people affected by natural disasters

    • More than 1.3 billion people still lack access to electricity

    • Every 20 seconds a child dies from a water-borne illness, such as diarrhea

    • 51.2 million people forcibly displaced by violence and conflict

    • About 768 million people without access to safe water source

    • About 800 women die every day from maternal causes


    Source: OCHA’s World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2014


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