Tomorrow is World Water Day! Check out some of these important facts about the lack of clean water access around the world.
World Water Day: Did you know?
85% of the world population lives in the driest half of the planet
6 to 8 million people die annually from the consequences of disasters and water-related diseases
About 66% of Africa is arid or semi-arid and more than 300 of the 800 million people in sub-Saharan Africa live in a water-scarce environment
Water for irrigation and food production constitutes one of the greatest pressures on freshwater resources. Agriculture accounts for ~70% of global freshwater withdrawals (up to 90% in some fast-growing economies)
Happy World Water Day!
World Water Day is held annually on March 22 focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
Our Volunteers around the world work with local governments, clinics, nongovernmental organizations, and communities at the grassroots level, where the need is most urgent and the impact can be the greatest, focusing on outreach, social and behavior change in public health, hygiene and water sanitation.
Tuesday, 21 February, is International Mother Language Day which is 2012 focuses on other tongue instruction and inclusive education
“Multilingualism is our ally in ensuring quality education for all, in promoting inclusion and in combating discrimination. ” Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO
Happy International Volunteer Day! A big shout out to our Volunteers working hard around the world and to all of our future Volunteers.
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