The United Nations: Allocate Funds for Clean Water Solutions Worldwide to Those in Need
Have you ever sipped on tap water that you thought tasted a little iffy? That you chose not to drink because it didn’t have the pure qualities of your favorite bottled water? Millions of people in this world don’t have the luxury to decide not to drink the water that’s available to them. In fact, “1 in 8 people world wide do not have access to safe and clean drinking water” (UNICEF). With various communicable disease outbreaks and no access to necessary medications, thousands of people in underdeveloped regions of the world die in very short spans of time. Many of the harmful pathogens that cause these diseases are found in untreated water, and curse people with cholera, typhoid fever, botulism, and more. According to UNICEF, “Nearly 1 out of every 5 deaths under the age of 5 worldwide is due to a water-related disease.” Imagine your child, dying before they barely knew how to color within the lines. A life taken before the world got to know what she was capable of accomplishing. I want to see clean, safe, drinkable water provided to the most affected communities of the world. A commodity that you and I take for granted every day is a lifesaver for many others. With this petition, we can get the attention of the United Nations and encourage the allocation of special funds to go towards technologies that could provide safe water to appropriate regions. These can range from digging a well and trenches, building rainwater catchments, providing filtration systems, and building latrines to prevent contamination of existing water sources. With your signature, we can become closer, one name at a time, to grabbing the attention of those who can implement change. Every time you drink your purified water, just think about how many people are dying with each sip you take.
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