Armed conflict, civil unrest and a harvest destroyed by El Niño have combined to create what the United Nations terms an “unprecedented situation” in which 37 countries face a crisis in food supply. Facing the "largest humanitarian crisis since 1945", the UN has called on governments to avoid what is a looming catastrophe.
Since 26 February, torrential rainstorms and subsequent landslides have contaminated the capital’s primary water supply, the Maipo River, affecting over 4 million people in Chile’s capital, Santiago. Chilean authorities have resumed limited water provision, but they will not fully reinstate access until the water clears itself.
Addressing the One Young World community from the 2017 World Economic Forum in Davos, Water.org Founders Matt Damon and Gary White urge Ambassadors to bring the world's attention to the global water and sanitation crisis. Watch what they have to say: