Monday 26 November 2007

Death by water

Next time you think you're having a rough time, spend a couple of seconds and consider those people that don't have access to clean water for either drinking or sanitation.

Where death by water is part of daily life, by Larry Elliott details just how bad the situation and how little the developing world is really doing to help those in places such as Bangladesh. If you don't have time to read the full article, just consider these two salient facts.

  • According to the UN 2.6 billion people live in insanitary conditions
  • 2oo children an hour die from water borne diseases
If you feel like doing something about it, the charity WaterAid is a good place to start

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