An estimated 360,000 people drown worldwide every year. It is a staggering number, yet this global problem isn’t receiving the serious attention it needs.
Our international work
Drowning is a silent epidemic. It claims an estimated 360,000 lives worldwide each year, over one-third of which are children.
The RNLI is working in partnership with others to make drowning a global priority - and to provide at-risk communities with the knowledge, equipment and skills they need to reduce this staggering loss of life.