Water is one of the most basic human needs if your water is not clean it can affect you for your entire life. 884 million people in the world lack access to safe water supplies and more than 840,000 people die each year from water-related disease. If you have unsanatized water it can make you sick preventing you from going to school, helping family, and if you do not get treatment you can easily die.
Food and nutrition
People in developing countries do have food and are rarely starving but they do not have the kind of food for a well balanced and nutritional diet. Having a well balanced diet is so important if you are to be strong and healthy. If you are week because you are malnourished you are more susceptible to disease.
Foreign assistance is aid given to other countries to support global peace, security and development efforts. US foreign aid started after world war 2 with the Marshall plan. In the coming year of 2017 USAID is looking to spend 34.0 billion dollars on foreign aid. Over 100 countries will benefit from this aid.
Categories of aid
- Peace and security - 3.8 billion
- Democracy and human rights - 2.7 billion
- Education and social services - 1.1 billion
- Health - 9.3 billion
- Economic development - 3.6 billion
- Humanitarian assistance- 6.0 billion
- Enviroment 1.3 billion
The top 10 countries that receive the most assistance are Israel, Egypt, Afghanistan, Jordan, Pakistan, Kenya, Tanzuni, Ethiopia and Iraq.