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Mar 23 2013

Water

It was World Water Day yesterday.

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In Africa alone, women and children spend 40 billion hours annually collecting water.

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783 million people lack access to clean or safe water. 37% of the world’s population doesn’t have access to sanitation facilities.

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1.1 billion people still defecate in the open because they have no toilets.

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Lack of clean water is the primary reason why more than 3,000 children under 5 years of age die everyday from diarrhea and other water-related illnesses.

3 comments

  1. 1
    shaheed

    Thank you Taslima Nasrin for talking about the poor.

  2. 2
    Milon Ahmed.

    The problem is created.

  3. 3
    nlrn

    Can you please site the photo credits for this post? I would like to contact the photographer. Thank you.

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