Mar 23, 2005
Do U Know - Safe Water & Sanitation
Around 1.1 billion people around the world lack safe water, and 2.6 billion have no access to sanitation, ( leading to over 3 million deaths every year. )
Based on http://www.unicef.org/media/media_25643.html
This year's World Water Day on 22nd March marks the launching of the "Water for Life" decade, during which the United Nations and governments are seeking to halve the number of people without access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation by 2015, under the slogan "Water for life, water for all"
Spark,Quetzal,Maaya,Amita got it nearly right
The original Do U Know mentioned "The United Nations says more than _____ people around the world lack safe water, and ______ have no access to sanitation, leading to over 3 million deaths every year."
And in some websites, for eg CNN.com http://www.unicef.org/media/media_25643.html the Article on World Water Day 22nd March 2005 says"The United Nations says more than 1.1 billion people around the world lack safe water, and 2.4 billion have no access to sanitation, leading to over 3 million deaths every year. ""After some research, I gathered that 2.4 billion is an earlier figure mentioned in UN stats on sanitation in 2002, 2003 etc. And the current figure seems to be 2.6 billion.
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