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Let's involve children in solving our water woes

IN ASIA, 400 MILLION PEOPLE DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO CLEAN WATER Typical uses of clean water include drinking, toilet flushing and handwashing IN THE WORLD'S POOREST COUNTRIES O4 million hours 36% of deaths in children under 5 are caused Estimated amount of time children by diseases related to contaminated water and poor sanitation** collect water per round every day* HOW TO SOLVE THIS? WATER COOPERATION COOPERATION INCLUDES CHILDREN Simple ways of including children are: Teaching them about the dangers of poor sanitation and unsafe water Asking them what they think needs to done to improve Forming school discussion and action Including children in local and national groups and including them in planning school toilets and wash areas. consultations about access to safe water access to water Sources: * Across the 25 countries surveyed, The MDG report 2012 (pp56) ** Levels and trends in child mortality 2012 (UNICEF/WHO): causes of deaths in under fives: pneumonia(18%), diarrhoea (11%), malaria (7%) WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE, ONLY IF WE SHARE #WorldWaterDay2013 N WATER World waker Day Distributed under Creative Commons licence BY NC ND 3.0 Internaiona Yegr of Weber cooperdkion Plan Plan International 2013

Let's involve children in solving our water woes

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Today is World Water Day. Did you know that nearly 1.7 billion people still have no access to proper sanitation while 400 million people can’t get clean water? Asia has a water problem. In 2010, mor...


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