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Posts Tagged "water"

Water still a problem in Haiti

Water still a problem in Haiti

An aging infrastructure and lack of resources means clean water is scarce, and sanitation is a matter of life and death. Access to clean, fresh water is a main concern in Haiti, where waterborne illnesses, such as typhoid, cholera, and chronic diarrhea, are the cause of more than half of the deaths in the country every year.  Contaminated water is…

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World Water Day

World Water Day

The United Nations’ (UN) World Water Day is held on March 22 each year. Events are organized on or around this day to increase people’s awareness of water’s importance in environment, agriculture, health and trade. The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on December 22, 1992, declaring March 22 to be the World Day for Water each year. Countries were…

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Jimba

Jimba

Jimba village is located off the A109 Road between Mombasa and Nairobi. It takes a good half hour to get there from Mombasa. When I visited Jimba in 2009 it had not rained for at least three years in the area. The soil was very dry and it was difficult to groove anything. The people in Jimba had to walk…

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More water

More water

Around the world millions of people lack access to safe drinking water. They spend hours fetching water from wells, streams and other sources. They walk for miles on steep narrow paths. And very often the water they bring home is not even clean… Every morning children are late to school bringing water to their homes, maybe they even know they…

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More on water.

More on water.

In 2002, World Leaders committed to the eight Millennium Development Goals, Goal 7 of which is “to halve, by 2015, the proportion of people with sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation”. The world is on track to meet the drinking water target, but at current levels of progress will miss the sanitation target by 700 million people….

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