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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Unclean Water Kills 4,000 Children Daily: World Bank

Children are too often the victims of contaminated water, especially in under-developed regions in the world. Water for Humans is working to save lives by implementing its sustainable clean-water solutions—focusing on under-served populations like the ones highlighted in this article.

SURABAYA - More than 4,000 children die every day across the globe due to lack of sanitation and access to clean water, the World Bank said recently.

The bank’s communication officer Chrishtopher M. Walsh said most of the deaths occurred in the developing world, Xinhua reported.

”About 4,000 children die every day due to lack of access to clean water and sanitation. Most of them are in the developing countries in Africa, East Asia, South Asia and Latin America,” he said at a workshop on Evidence-Based Advocacy for Millennium Development Goals organized by the bank.

Although some progress has been made in implementing sanitation projects, there are worldwide still over 2.6 billion people who don’t have access to clean water and sanitation, said Walsh.

In Indonesia, over 50,000 children under five die every year of diarrhea and other water related diseases, the bank’s communication officer for Southeast Asia Yosa Yuliarsa said.

Reported: April 27, 2010

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