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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


A Clarification
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.
http://www.unicef.org/media/media_25643.html
http://www.unicef.org/wes/index_statistics.html

8 comments:

  1. X and Y; and to get these values check with United Nations....;)

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  3. One billion people- unsafe water
    2.6 Billion people lack basic sanitation facilities

    Source :http://www.unicef.org/wes/

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  4. hmm 1 billion and 2.2 billion

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  5. a.mit, u had to add another zero in each ans:(

    But good ans since it got me counting the 0s again and again:)

    maaya the un link mentions 1.1 billion but good attempt to go to the source of data:)

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