Also, ask Alyssa to do the same by
- tweeting this: petition @Alyssa_Milano to Stand with Us in World's Longest Toilet Queue http://act.ly/1ph RT 2 sign #actly #WaterWednesday
- Or clicking here: http://act.ly/1ph
Some 2.5 Billion people around the globe lack access to improved sanitation. This petition asks Alyssa Milano to please stand with us in demanding world leaders to take action against sanitation poverty by standing with us in the World’s Longest Toilet Queue.
If you have not yet joined the Queue, take 5 minutes now and stand with us. Join the Queue! >>> http://www.worldtoiletqueue.org/eng
Dear Alyssa Milano;
We admire your unwavering commitment to helping people throughout the global find access to clean water. As you are undoubtedly aware, access to clean water and access to proper sanitation are deeply connected development issues. Unimproved sanitation, such as pit latrines, hanging latrines, bucket latrines, and open defecation, often results in the contamination of water supplies vital for washing, bathing, and drinking. As described vividly by the World Health Organization, “Without improved sanitation, people suffer from ill health, lost income, inconvenience and indignity.”
The figures on the breadth and consequences of unimproved sanitation are shocking. According to UNICEF, nearly 50% of the developing world’s population, or 2.5 billion people, lack improved sanitation facilities. According to the World Health Organization, some 18% of the global population practice open defecation. UNICEF reports that globally each week about 42 thousand people die from diseases as a product of low quality drinking water and poor sanitation. UNICEF also reports that 4000 children die every day from diarrhoea caused by unclean water and poor sanitation.
Moved by the hope of ending sanitation poverty, End Water Poverty (EndWaterPoverty.org) is organizing a series of events in the lead up to World Water Day (March 22, 2010) and the High Level Meeting on sanitation and water (April 23, 2010). Those events include The World’s Longest Toilet Queue, a virtual place for folks like us to demand our world leaders to help end unsafe sanitation. Therefore, we kindly ask you Alyssa Milano, to take 5 minutes and join stand with us in the World’s Longest Toilet Queue, because 2.5 billion people can’t wait any longer.
>>>>>Join the Queue!>>>>> http://www.worldtoiletqueue.org/eng
More information, visit www.endwaterpoverty.org