A Moment of Silence for Dying Millions on World Water Day

Inter Press Service: When the international community commemorates World Water Day next week, perhaps it should ponder the words of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who once remarked he does not expect people the world over to stop what they are doing and observe a moment of silence, come Mar. 22. "But maybe they should," he added, considering the fact that every 20 seconds, a child dies from diseases associated with lack of clean water. "That adds up to an unconscionable 1.5 million young lives cut short each year,"......

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