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World Water Day 2019: Leaving no one behind

UNHCR’s report: one person displaced every two seconds

The UN Refugee Agency’s annual Global Trends study found 68.5 million people had been driven from their homes across the world at the end of 2017, more people than the population of Thailand.
UN-Habitat Executive Director, Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif’s message on World Water Day 2019

‘In most cities and communities of the world, delivering [water and sanitation] services is the role of public water and sanitation operators, although many of them are struggling to provide reliable and safe services for all.’ In observation of World Water Day UN-Habitat Executive Director, Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif’s give her remarks.

Climate change threatens water supply for refugees

Not having access to water puts people’s lives at risk. “Providing water is not an act of charity, but a fulfillment of a human right,” says Eva Barrenberg, Associate Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) officer with UNHCR.

Anthropocene plastic planet

“I’m a huge supporter of World Water Day… This year has seen the biggest piece yet, with a short film of 15 people who have been body painted to form an abstract ocean scene titled ‘Anthropocene plastic planet.” says Emma Fay, concept body fine artist.

Celebration of the World Water Day at FAO headquarters in Rome

The World Water Day will be celebrated at FAO headquarters. It will highlight how improvements in water resources management and access to water supply and sanitation services are essential to overcoming poverty and addressing various other social and economic inequities.

Mobilising finance for WASH: getting the foundation right

Closing the financing gap for water and sanitation is critical to achieving universal, sustainable, and equitable access to water and sanitation. Water.org, IRC WASH and The World Bank launch new paper “Mobilising finance for WASH: getting the foundation right”.

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