Why we need Water for Kids
Take a minute to imagine your life without a constant supply of clean water. Imagine spending six hours of your already busy day fetching the water you and your family need for drinking, cooking and washing. Now take a moment to honour the four children whose lives were cut short as this minute passed due to preventable water-related diseases.
The statistics are grim, incomprehensible even, but the reality is that safe and readily available water, a right we so often take for granted, is merely a dream for over 13 per cent of the world’s population. In fact, 884 million people throughout the world do not have access to safe water and 2.5 billion people have no access to basic sanitation, according to the UK government. Diarrhoeal diseases such as cholera, dysentery and typhoid kill thousands of children every day.
(Developments Journal, November 2009).