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Photo Essays: Water, environment and sanitation
Progress for Children: Water and Sanitation

September 2006: Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation and hygiene claim the lives of over 1.5 million children under age five every year. UNICEF’s September 2006 Progress for Children report examines whether the world is on course to reach Millennium Development Goal 7, which aims to halve by 2015 the proportion of people without safe drinking water and basic sanitation.

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July 2012: UNICEF recently launched a four-year nutrition security initiative, supported by the European Union.
March 2009: Part I of II: In West and Central Africa, millions of children die annually of water-borne diseases.

March 2006: Lack of safe water is a public health emergency for children and their families.

March 2009: Part II of II: West and Central Africa has the lowest improved sanitation coverage and highest under-five mortality rates in the world.

September 2006: All children have a right to safe water and basic sanitation - and to the health they sustain.

June 2005: UNICEF helps to provide safe water and sanitation facilities, as well as hygiene education, for camp residents.