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Contaminated water kills more people than war.

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Clean, safe water is a human right.

This summer, the United Nations voted to make access to clean water a recognized human right. This was welcome news to those fighting the disturbing reality that more people die each year from contaminated water than all forms of violence and war combined.

But the UN vote is just the beginning. We now need to make good on the commitment to provide access to clean water to the nearly 1 billion people worldwide who currently rely on bacteria-infested water that causes everything from diarrhea to dysentery.

Together with US Fund for UNICEF, we’re helping to build a movement of people across the world calling on UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to accelerate the UN’s work to supply clean, safe drinking water to the world’s poorest populations.
Help grow this movement by adding your name.

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Written by tonybaldwin

October 11, 2010 at 7:59 am

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