Tuesday, 21 September 2010

WaterAid's Giant Poo Delivers Message In New York

On the eve of a critical UN Summit to review efforts to tackle world poverty, WaterAid let loose a giant poo on the streets of New York to highlight a global sanitation crisis responsible for 4,000 child deaths every day.

Diarrhoeal diseases caused by poor sanitation and unsafe water kill more children than AIDS, malaria and measles combined. In Africa, diarrhoea is now the biggest killer of children under five. Some 2.6 billion people across the globe live with no access to a safe clean toilet.

WaterAid's Kate Norgrove said: "A giant poo at large on the streets of New York may seem like an odd way to get a serious message across, but sanitation is still such a taboo subject that getting world leaders to address the issue calls for drastic measures!"


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