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Safe water, healthy kids
Clean water. Turn on the faucet, itÂ’s there. Fill your glass, take a sip. Simple as that.
Unfortunately, thatÂ’s not the case in much of the developing world. There, water is often a haven for killer diseases. In fact, waterborne illness is the second largest cause of death for children under age five.Â
For the 2.5 billion people who lack access to improved sanitation facilities and the nearly 900 million people who still must use unsafe drinking water resources, each sip of water is potentially lethal.
UNICEF is working in more than 90 countries to change that.
Through UNICEF WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) programs, we are improving water supplies and sanitation facilities in schools and communities, and promoting safe hygiene practices.Â
Everyone deserves to know that the water they drink is safe, and with your help UNICEF will keep working until they do.
World Water Week and the Tap Project: Bringing Clean Water to Those in Need
Every man, woman and child deserves access to clean water, and UNICEFÂ’s Tap Project is helping to make that a reality.
Born in New York City in 2007, the Tap Project, is based on a simple concept: restaurants ask their patrons to donate $1 or more for the tap water they usually enjoy for free. And all funds raised support UNICEFÂ’s efforts to bring clean and accessible water to millions of children throughout the world.
By 2008, 2,300 restaurants throughout the country signed up to take part, giving the Tap Project the power to help save millions of lives.Â
This yearÂ’s World Water Week is March 22-28, and the Tap Project will once again raise vital donations and awareness for UNICEFÂ’s water and sanitation programs. For every dollar raised, a child will have clean drinking water for 40 days.
You can help by participating in the Tap Project.
Find a participating Tap Project restaurant and have a meal out. Better yet, invite your friends. Just think, one dinner out with 10 of your friends could provide a child with safe drinking for more than a year.
One child with safe drinking water is one child who wonÂ’t die from waterborne illness. And that puts us one step closer to our ultimate goal: zero children dying from preventable causes.
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Register your favorite restaurant for the Tap Project.
Learn more about the Water Crisis.
Read stories about how UNICEF has helped children in need of access to clean water.To learn about UNICEF's water and sanitation programs,
click UNICEF SUCCESS STORIES
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