• NEPAL: Will We Get To Remote Villages In Time?

    Sadly the death toll is rising, from 1,700 to 3,000 and now at the time of this writing 4,600.   This number is expected to rise, and possibly rise dramatically (see issues facing first responders below).  Regarding children, two figures have been reported (both by UNICEF); 1 million children have been put in peril, and upwards

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  • Unfit For Habitation (P1/3): The World’s Slums, An Overview

    1/3 of the urban population in the developing world in 2012, or about 863 million people, lived in slums (UN-HABITAT).  The proportion of urban population living in slums was highest in Sub-Saharan Africa (61.7%), followed by South Asia (35%), Southeast Asia (31%), East Asia (28.2%), West Asia (24.6%), Oceania (24.1%), Latin America and the Caribbean

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  • Global Water Crisis: Matt Damon, Good Will Found

    Will: “That may be, but at least I won’t be unoriginal. But I mean, if you have a problem with that, I mean, we could just step outside – we could figure it out” (Good Will Hunting). “It’s an absolute, just white-knuckle crisis right now for three-quarters of a billion people,” Damon said. “It’s killing

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  • Global Water Crisis: Children

    Every year, approximately 60 million children are born into homes without access to sanitation. Water in Accra, Ghana, costs three times as much as in New York.  Nearly half the people who gained access to water between 1990 and 2008 live in India and China.  Women in Africa and Asia often carry water on their

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  • Global Water Crisis: Overview, Matt Damon

    Americans use 15-30 times the amount of water as people living in sub-Saharan Africa (daily per capita use, World Water Council). Key facts include; 1.1 billion people live without clean drinking water; 2.6 billion people lack adequate sanitation (2002, UNICEF/WHO JMP 2004); 1.8 million people die every year from diarrheal diseases; 3 900 children die

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