World Water Day 2013: Make a Splash!
Almost a billion people don’t have access to clean drinking water. With your support, we can change that!
World Water Day: March 22, 2013
Every day 4,000 children die from illnesses like diarrhea, dysentery, and cholera caused by dirty water and unhygienic living conditions. In 1993 the United Nations declared March 22nd as World Water Day to highlight the importance of freshwater and to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
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World Water Day Facts
4,000 children under the age of five die every day from preventable water-related diseases.
2.2 million children could be saved every year by investing in clean water and sanitation.
Access to clean water can reduce deaths from water-related diseases by 21%.
50% of deaths from diarrheal diseases can be cut by washing hands with soap and water.
Half of girls who stop attending primary school in Africa do so because of the lack of safe and private toilets.
Slideshow: Cholera Prevention in D.R. Congo
For World Water Day, Jana Asenbrennerova directs her lens at communities in South Kivu Province.
See the full album on our blog.