Friday, March 23, 2012

Walks for Water and Sanitation Around the World in Celebration of World Water Day!

In celebration of World Water Day today, hundreds of thousands of people will be Walking for Water and Sanitation all over the world to demand an end to the water and sanitation crisis! Today’s walks will follow on from the amazing success of walks over the last few days in Zambia, Nigeria, India, Pakistan, UK, Sudan, Greece and Mozambique to name but a few!

In Belgium, an incredible 21,270 school children are walking a combined total of 133,151km today in celebration of World Water Day. The children from over 130 schools will be walking a combined distance over a third of that from the Earth to the moon!

In Madagascar an amazing 40,000 people are expected to join the Diorano-WASH Coalition across 7 regions today, including on their Walk in the capital Antananarivo, where the Minister of Water, Health and Education will be taking part! They will be calling for action to address the needs of the 67% of rural Malagasy people who still live without access to clean water!

In Sierra Leone, 1,500 people will be taking part in the 3 walks organized by WASH-Net Sierra Leone, calling on politicians to pledge to improve access to Water and Sanitation as part of their political priorities this election year! SOS Malta are also walking together with over 2,000 school children and members of the local community in Sliema today!

In addition to walks taking place all across Australia today, people are using their feet to join the World Walks for Water and Sanitation in Togo, Croatia, India, Uganda, East Timor, Austria, USA, Germany and the UK! Join them online now and do your bit for World Water Day by taking part in the World Walks for Water and Sanitation! 

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