Help Get Clean, Safe Drinking Water to Those Who Need It Most
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Help Get Clean, Safe Drinking Water to Those Who Need It Most

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      U.S. Fund for UNICEF

Across the globe, 22,000 children die each day from preventable causes. In Africa, nearly half of those deaths are from diarrheal diseases.

Population forecasts suggest that an additional 632 million people will need to gain access to improved sources to meet the Millennium Development Goal drinking water target. Accelerated progress is needed in sub-Saharan Africa, home to 37% of those without improved drinking water sources.

All told, nearly 900 million people still rely on drinking water sources that are unsafe.

UNICEF is the international leader in providing clean, safe drinking water to millions around the world who need it most. UNICEF is on the front lines, doing whatever it takes to stop children dying from lack of access to clean, safe water and sanitation.    

22,000 children every day. With a focus on access to clean water, we can bring that number closer to ZERO. 

Take action and sign this petition in support of supplying clean, safe drinking water to the world’s poorest populations. 

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    Reasons for signing

    • Rita Quinn MEMPHIS, TN
      • over 3 years ago

      “When You Take Water, Give Water.”

    • Selena Johnson-Fernandez ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 3 years ago

      Imagine these kids.....................................

      enough said. Take action.

    • Pamela Littles SOUTHFIELD, MI
      • over 3 years ago

      Save our children, save the WORLD!!

    • carol Ⓥ crunkhorn AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND
      • over 3 years ago

      Are we seriously concerned about children dying for want of clean water? Then we should stop eating meat. This from Wikipedia:

      "Producing a certain quantity of food in meat requires much more water than producing the same amount of food in grain. According to the vegetarian author John Robbins, it roughly takes 60, 108, 168, and 229 pounds of water to produce a pound of potatoes, wheat, corn and rice respectively. He reports that a pound of beef however, requires 12,000 gallons of water. David Pimentel explained of his calculations that: The data we had, indicated that a beef animal consumed 100 kg of hay and 4 kg of grain per 1 kg of beef produced. Using the basic rule that it takes about 1,000 liters of water to produce 1 kg of hay and grain, thus about 100,000 liters were required to produce the 1 kg of beef."

      The future is vegan, or there will be no future.

    • Ryan Smith BRANTFORD, CANADA
      • over 3 years ago

      Unicef is one of the few "feed the children" organizations that approach the subject with a realistic and honest attitude.


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