[Thinking Aloud] Millions of children around the world lack clean water
Please join us in taking a moment today, on World Water Day, to reflect on and raise awareness about the millions of children around the world who lack clean water. Despite the apparent abundance of clean water in the United States and most of the developed world, more than 1 billion people around the world lack clean, safe drinking water and more than 2.6 billion lack adequate sanitation services. Some 400 million children struggle to survive without safe water and basic sanitation, two basic health necessities we take for granted in the developed world. UNICEF, with its formidable resources and global influence, is uniquely placed to lead the effort in providing sophisticated, large-scale, and permanent solutions to help those children threatened by unsafe water supplies and disease. We invite you to view our photo essay at right about UNICEF's programs that provide clean water and sanitation to the world's most vulnerable children. Then, take a moment to share your comments below about how UNICEF's low-cost, high-impact water and sanitation programs save children's lives. By increasing awareness about the global impact of the water crisis, you will help make a difference.