Posted by: wfpdc | March 7, 2012

Congratulations – we did it!

The United Nations has announced that the world community has achieved a Millennium Development Goal 5 years ahead of schedule!

We have cut the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water in half! Over 2 billion people gained access to safe drinking water between 1990 and 2010. 89% of the world now has access to clean reliable drinking water.

As fantastic as this achievement is, this still leaves 11% – or 6.1 billion people – who risk illness and death with each drink they take. And only 63% of the world has access to at least basic sanitation. We’ve still got some work to do!

 

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