'World's Poor Have Least Access to Safe Water'


Almost four years after the the global target set in the Millennium Development Goals for safe drinking water was met, more than three-quarters of a billion people still do not have this basic necessity, says the UN Children's Fund.
  • Africa:  World Water Day - World's Poorest Have Least Access to Safe Water - Unicef

    United Nations Children's Fund, 21 March 2014

    1,400 children under five die each day from causes linked to lack of safe water, sanitation, and hygiene read more »

  • Africa:  On World Water Day, Remember Those Without Taps and Toilets

    WaterAid, 21 March 2014

    The rows upon rows of tents and caravans in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp represent one of the world’s most complicated challenges when it comes to water and ... read more »

  • Tanzania:  Bilal Underscores Rain Water Harvesting

    Tanzania Daily News, 21 March 2014

    RAIN water harvesting will soon become a matter of priority as the simple technology yields to availability of clean and safe water for domestic, construction, irrigation and other ... read more »

  • Southern Africa:  Is the Kariba Dam in Danger of Collapsing?

    Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique, 19 March 2014

    A report in the government-owned newspaper “Zambia Daily Mail” on Tuesday warned that the Kariba Dam, on the Zambezi River at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, is ... read more »

  • Africa:  Stick Filters Out '99 Percent' of Bacteria from Water

    SciDev.Net, 18 March 2014

    Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States are working with their counterparts in developing countries to produce an "economical and ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Plateau Boosts Rural Water Supply With Earth Dams

    Daily Trust, 20 March 2014

    The Plateau State government will construct earth dams as part of efforts to boost water supply in rural areas. read more »

  • Zimbabwe:  Water Crisis Hits Parirenyatwa

    SW Radio Africa, 20 March 2014

    Parirenyatwa hospital has not been spared by the water crisis which has engulfed Harare, with patients sometimes going for nearly a week without water, Parliament has heard. read more »

  • Kenya:  Internet Currency Helps Kenya Build Water Wells

    CIO East Africa, 18 March 2014

    Dogecoin, a Litecoin-derived cryptocurrency, just assisted Kenya in building wells. This was done through Doge4Water, a charity set up to help people in Kenya get clean drinking ... read more »

Victoria Nditondino holds up a jug of the dirty, brown water that her grandchildren have drawn from a distant well in southern Angola’s Cunene Province.