On Monday 22 March – World Water day – RESULTS will be participating in a Guinness World Record attempt to create the world’s longest toilet queue. Along with thousands of people around the world, we’ll be taking a stand for water and sanitation.
The event coincides with the third day of our National Conference, so RESULTS activists from around the UK will be together in London and ready to join the queue in front of Parliament!
Globally, 2.5 billion people are affected by the lack of access to clean water and adequate sanitation. These two basic human rights are being refused to people across the world and it’s leading to horrific consequences.
- 4000 children under the age of five dying every day from preventable water related illnesses such as diarrhoea, typhoid, cholera and dysentery.
- Over half of hospital beds in developing countries are taken by those suffering with diarrhoeal illnesses, heavily overburdening fragile health systems.
- The UN estimates that half of girls who stop attending primary school in Africa do so because of the lack of safe and private toilets.
But we know how to tackle this crisis – we simply need global governments to commit to taking action to provide the world’s poorest with access to both clean water and safe sanitation. The world’s politicians will meet in the world’s first High-Level Meeting on Sanitation and Water in Washington DC on 22 April 2010. We want them to invest more finances and make strong plans to get safe sanitation and water to everyone.
For more information, visit www.worldtoiletqueue.org.