Children Living In Conflict-Affected Nations Need Better Access To Drinking Water, UNICEF Official Says
U.N. News Centre: Children’s access to safe water and sanitation is a right, not a privilege — UNICEF
“In countries beset by violence, displacement, conflict, and instability, children’s most basic means of survival — water — must be a priority, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said [Tuesday], warning that children living in fragile situations are four times more likely to lack access to drinking water. … Sanjay Wijesekera, UNICEF’s global chief of water, sanitation and hygiene, … warned, as World Water Week gets underway, that more than 180 million people in crisis-torn countries have no access to drinking water…” (8/29).
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