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Water: Saving lives one step at a time

Progress is being made every day to ensure that mothers and children in the developing world gain access to water, sanitation and hygiene and 360,000 children have been saved in the last 10 years. However, more than 2,000 children under the age of 5 still die every day from diarrheal diseases, and 88% of these deaths are due to poor drinking water, lack of sanitation and poor hygiene.

This year for World Water Day (March 22), we are raising our voice to ask Congress to support and pass the Water for the World Act. Contact your Senators and Representative. This critical legislation would build upon the investments that the United States is making to improve global access to clean water and sanitation.

Additionally, on March 20, hundreds of advocates will be meeting in person with Members of Congress and their staff to get their support, speaking about this important legislation. World Water Day Advocacy Day 2013 will take place in Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill from 10:00am-5:00 pm with a reception from 5:00pm – 7:00pm. The day will involve speakers, education and visits with your members of Congress.

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