There is a global water and sanitation crisis. It is responsible for more child deaths in Sub Saharan Africa than anything else. To put it in perspective, lack of safe water and sanitation kills more children than Aids/HIV, malaria and measles combined.
WaterAid has launched the Water Works campaign to urge governments across the world to do more. Water and sanitation are the most basic services that we need to survive, yet billions of people are living without. They are also one of the best investments we can make to help people out of poverty, as for every $1 invested, there is a return of $8 in increased productivity. Without safe water or somewhere to go to the toilet, health, education and livelihoods are massively undermined.
Help us get these messages to world leaders and show them that Water Works. We are certain that if we get enough public support, then we can get the people who make the plans, do the work and sign the cheques all in the same room, and really start to make progress. This would be a huge step forward. So do your bit – please watch the film, then go to www.waterworks.me, sign up and pass it on!