Most Southern African Countries Will Miss MDG Targets For Water, Sanitation, Report Says

News outlets highlight a new report (.pdf) from WaterAid examining Southern African countries’ progress on water and sanitation goals.

The Guardian: Southern African leaders fail to prioritize water and sanitation
“The majority of Southern Africans are living in an ‘unrelenting struggle against sanitation and water poverty,’ according to a new report that accuses governments in the region of failing to prioritize their plight. In ‘From Promise to Reality,’ the international NGO WaterAid says Southern African leaders have fallen behind on their promises to boost public spending on basic services, with the poorest and most vulnerable people hardest hit…” (Provost, 3/3).

Thomson Reuters Foundation: Most Southern African countries to miss 2015 MDG water and sanitation targets, only two on track — report
“More than 40 million people in Southern Africa who should have received access to safe drinking water by 2015 will miss out, and 73 million will go without basic sanitation due to investment shortfalls, according to a report released on Monday…” (Mis, 3/3).

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