Due to lack of water, time, money, and/or safety, children in both South Sudan and several other places worldwide are not being educated properly. Girls are two and a half times more likely to drop out of school if they live in areas of conflict. People living in Lower-Income Countries must deal with issues caused by unsanitary water which can range from gastrointestinal and stomach illnesses such as nausea, vomiting, cramps, and diarrhea to more serious illnesses such as cholera, typhoid fever, or dysentery. It is estimated that 842,000 people die each year from diarrhea as a result of contaminated drinking water. Approximately 361,000 children aged under 5 years are a part of this annual death toll according to the International SOS 2017. All this can be seen through the character Nya, a young girl living in South Sudan, in the book A Long Walk to Water.