Millions Of Europeans Lack Safe Drinking Water

Over 100 million Europeans still lack access to safe drinking water, resulting in the deaths from diarrhoea of nearly 40 children everday.

The United Nations today reported that it has resulted in the deaths from diarrhoea of nearly 40 children everyday.More than 170,000 cases of water-related diseases – including over 120,000 cases of viral hepatitis A – were reported in 2006.

In Eastern Europe, some 16% of the population does not have access to drinking water in their homes.In the rural areas, more than half of all people do not have a reliable supply of safe water and adequate sanitation.

{Adapted from International Press Reports}

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