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2 billion people drinking contaminated water – WHO

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Hundreds of thousands of people die each year because they are forced to drink contaminated water, the World Health Organization says, urging large investments to help provide universal access to safe drinking water

GENEVA, Switzerland (Apr. 13, 2017) — Dramatic improvements are needed in ensuring access to clean water and sanitation worldwide, the World Health Organization said Thursday, April 13, warning that nearly two billion people currently use fecal-contaminated water. Continue reading 2 billion people drinking contaminated water – WHO

Water sanitation ‘crucial’ for new resettlement areas

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CLEAN WATER. Residents in the island-village of Taloto-an enjoy clean water from the solar filtration system built by Iloilo CODE and Christian Aid. Photo by David Lozada/ Rappler

An aid group working on post Yolanda rehabilitation project says clean water sanitation is usually overlooked in disaster-hit areas

ILOILO, Philippines (Sept. 12, 2016) — While creating new homes should be a key priority of the government and aid groups in rehabilitating communities in the aftermath of disasters, the intervention should not end there.  Continue reading Water sanitation ‘crucial’ for new resettlement areas