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Friday, March 12, 2010

Global Action Atlas - About the Global Action Atlas

About the Global Action Atlas


The Global Action Atlas spotlights hundreds of local, cause-related projects around the world to a large audience of concerned citizens, giving individuals opportunities to take action by donating, volunteering, advocating, and sharing information. The Atlas enhances and extends the mission of the National Geographic Society --to inspire people to care about the planet-- by turning inspiration into action.

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Women, water and sanitation from RESULTS UK – News and Views

11/03/2010 · Leave a Comment

It is estimated that almost half of all people in the developing world (2.5 billion people) do not have access to adequate sanitation facilities. Poor water, sanitation and hygiene services have disastrous social consequences with a total of 2.4 million people dying every year of diarrhoea and other water borne-diseases. Unhealthy living conditions tend to exacerbate poverty levels as poor households loose on average 3 hours per day searching for clean water and a safe place to relieve themselves, thus missing out on work or school.
time for action!