Nearly one billion people in the world don't have access to safe water. 2.5 billion don't have access to a toilet. Diarrhea is the second leading cause of death among children under five in the world. Around 1.5 million deaths each year - nearly 1 in 5 – are caused by diarrhea. It kills more children than malaria, AIDS, and measles combined.
Celebrating Canada’s building water movement : Today is World Water Day – which for us in Canada also marks the ‘big day’ for Canada Water Week. This day, and this week, is an opportunity to reflect on how and why fresh water matters to us.
22 March is World Water Day. UNICEF correspondent Sabine Dolan reports on a simple solution to the problems caused by contaminated water in Peru's flood-affected Loreto region. For more information, visit: http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/p... For more information on A Promise Renewed, visit: http://www.apromiserenewed.org/.
Compassion International recognizes World Water Day on March 22nd, 2013. As the world’s leading child development ministry, Compassion International tackles the root causes of poverty in the lives of children around the globe. Providing safe water is a critical part of Compassion’s holistic child development programs that begin with a pregnant mother and continue through childhood to young adulthood.