Dirty Water Kills 5,000 Children a Day

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Children playing in Kibera, Africa’s biggest slum. Photograph: David Levene. There is plenty of water globally but it is not evenly distributed and is difficult to transport. Some countries use more than they have due to irrigation, population growth and so on. But many simply do not handle their water properly. The Middle East is the world’s most “water-stressed” region, with Palestinians, especially in Gaza, suffering the most. Climate change is likely to hit the developing world hardest, reducing the availability of water, lowering agricultural productivity and leaving millions hungry. Changing weather patterns are already causing drought in countries such as Kenya, Mali and Zimbabwe, but wet areas are likely to become wetter still, causing devastating floods and loss of life.

http://www.worldproutassembly.org/archives/2006/11/dirty_water_kil.html

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