A medida que la crisis en la República Árabe Siria entra en su tercer año, y los titulares de los diarios se centran en los enfrentamientos militares y los esfuerzos políticos para resolver la crisis, el mundo no debe olvidar las realidades humanas en juego.
Who: Ms. Ann M. Veneman, UNICEF Executive Director Ms. Maria Mutagamba, Minister of State for Water, Lands and Environment, Uganda
What: Launch of Progress for Children – A Report Card on Water and Sanitation
When: 12:30pm EST, Thursday, 28 September 2006
Where: Room 226, United Nations, New York, NY 10017, USA
This UNICEF report reveals the results of efforts since 1990 to expand access to safe water and basic sanitation worldwide. Its conclusions are mixed: while impressive progress has been made in expanding water coverage, millions are still without safe water. When it comes to sanitation, the report finds that the situation is even worse. The report describes the toll on children: the numbers who die as a result of diarrhoea; the impact of water-borne illnesses on their long-term health; the loss of schooling. It concludes that children are paying the price for the lack of clean water and proper sanitation.