Quick statistics for Qatar
  • Drowning is a leading cause of death and serious disability in children in Qatar 
  • 90% of cases involve children aged 10 years or under
  • 70% of those are younger than four years old
  • A child can drown in less than two minutes in as little as 5cm of water in absolute silence
  • 80% of children drown when no-one is watching them
  • 70% of swimming pool children drowning cases can be prevented by using proper fencing
Drowning in Qatar
  • Children in Qatar have drowned in swimming pools, baths, fish tanks, buckets, on building sites and in the sea 
  • Drowning is a leading cause of death and serious disability in children in Qatar 
  • The number of child deaths from drowning is rising annually 
  • The statistics show that in Qatar we could do much more to protect children from the dangers of water
Facts you may not know
  • A child can drown in less than two minutes in as little as 5cm of water in absolute silence
  • Because children under two years have heads proportionately heavier than the rest of their body they can easily topple into water
  • The majority of drowning accidents occur in and around the home
  • Children who receive resuscitation quickly, at the scene of the accident, have a better chance of survival​