Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Water - a basic human right!

Did you know?

Studies by the WHO / UNICEF in 2008 revealed that when people are forced to walk for over 30 minutes for one single load of fresh water, they end up compromising their daily water consumption. The difficulties of the task makes them transport less water that adequate for their daily needs: drinking water, food preparation and personal hygiene, all below desirable standards. 

When drinking water is not easily available, the burden falls on women to procure it, from far out places and under vast expense of time and physical effort. Young girls that skip school, young mothers that cannot take care of their children, family crops left uncared for.

Access to Water is a Human right. 
On 28 July 2010, through Resolution 64/292, the United Nations General Assembly explicitly recognized the human right to water and sanitation and acknowledged that clean drinking water and sanitation are essential to the realisation of all human rights. 

This April, bring water, source of life, to the impoverished communities in Mozambique.


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