Get In Line

Abby Zimet

The numbers are hard to fathom: Over 2.5 billion people worldwide
lack basic sanitation. Over a billion lack adequate daily water,
defined as 20-50 liters - compared to the 400 liters an average
American uses. Two billion tons of waste and pollution are dumped into
water every day. To mark today's 17th annual U.N. World Water Day, international campaigns like Water Aid
and End Water Poverty hosted the World's Longest Toilet Queue, a
Guinness World Record event featuring actions in 72 countries. In
London, over 100 Prime Minister Gordon Brown look-alikes
lined up in front of a giant loo in Parliament Square. Add your voice here.

"Governments can't ignore the voices of the tens of thousands of people
calling for action on this global crisis, nor can they ignore the 4,000
children who die every single day simply because they don't have clean
water and a loo," said End Water Poverty Global Campaign Coordinator
Steve Cockburn.


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