AWARENESS TIMES
Sierra Leone News & Information

State House | Press Union | Lumley Beach | AllAfrica | SL-Web

www.awarenesstimes.com

  Giving Knowledge to the People
welcome to sierra leone's premier news source
Last Updated: Mar 22nd, 2016 - 18:09:29 
Front Page 
 
 NEWS
 Breaking News
 Local News
 Politics
 Photo News
 Video News
 
 EDITORIALS
 
 FROM OUR TEAM
 
 COMMENTS & OPINIONS
 Moiie's Column
 
 SPECIAL REPORTS
 Afsatu Kabba
 
 FEATURES
 
 ENTERTAINMENT
 
 PROFILES
 Role Models
 Awareness Lady
 Common Man
 
 THE ECONOMY
 
 NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
 Special Messages
 Legal Matters
 Obituaries
 
 PAID SUPPLEMENTS
 
 ADVERTISEMENTS
 
 SATIRE
Search


Published online by
Sylvia Blyden Dot Com

17 Garrison Street,
Freetown,
Sierra Leone.
Tel: +232-77-772001
Tel: +232-88-321000
Tel: +232-76-350077
Tel: +232-30-321001
Email:
editor@news.sl
Website:
www.awarenesstimes.com

NEWS : Local News  

Sierra Leone News : Climate Change and Lack of Sanitation Threaten Water Safety
By Our Special Reporter
Mar 22, 2016, 17:02
Email this article
 Printer friendly page

Freetown, 21 March 2016 - On the eve of World Water Day, UNICEF said the push to bring safe water to millions around the world is going to be even more challenging due to climate change, which threatens both water supply and water safety for millions of children living in drought- or flood-prone areas.


The effects of climate change are felt through water (or the absence of it) - floods, storms and droughts. Water supplies which are destroyed or contaminated put the lives of millions of children at risk; without clean water, children are at risk of diseases such as diarrhea, which already kills more than 800 children under five every day.


"Water and sanitation in Sierra Leone needs to be at the forefront of development because it touches on so many critical aspects of life, from staying alive, to keeping in good health, the rights of children and women, and livelihoods," said UNICEF Representative in Sierra Leone, Geoff Wiffin.


This year's World Water Day will be marked by activities in Bo with the Ministry of Water Resources and other WASH sector partners.


Across the country only 63 per cent of the population have access to improved drinking water sources, and only 13 per cent of Sierra Leoneans have access to adequate sanitation facilities. The recently-agreed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) call for access to water and sanitation for all by 2030.


Alongside donors such as DfID, the Dutch Government, the European Union, Irish Aid, USAID and others, UNICEF are working with the Government on the two year post-Ebola recovery plan. Key to that will be ensuring water, sanitation and hygiene are delivered together as a package.

 

According to UNICEF, most vulnerable are the nearly 160 million children under 5 years old globally who live in areas at high risk of drought. Around half a billion live in flood zones. Most of them live in sub-Saharan Africa and in Asia.


© Copyright by Awareness Times Newspaper in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Top of Page

Latest Headlines
NEWS
John Benjamin Names Maada Bio, Kenema Mayor & Other Suspects in SLPP Killing
Sierra Leone News : ADB 51st Meeting Ends On High Note for Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone News : President Koroma has Worked in the Interest of Moyamba …said Hon. Amadu Kanu
EDITORIALS
$200,000 AFCOM Scandal: Why VP Foh Must Be Very Careful
Front Page Editorial Advise... Tiffy Tiffy AFCOM's $200,000 Fake VSAT Contract & Hon VP Foh
Giving Ernest Bai Koroma What He Genuinely Deserves
FROM OUR TEAM
APOLOGY FOR DELAY IN WEBSITE NEWS UPDATES
Rogue Judiciary Catalysed Civil War - Sierra Leone Citizens
Sierra Leone News: Awareness Times Newspaper is back after Holiday Break
COMMENTS & OPINIONS
DECENTRALISATION SECRETARIAT – TURNING SIERRA LEONE’S WHEELS OF DEVELOPMENT
Pushing President Koroma’s Reform Agenda: Health And Sanitation Minister Launches Nppu Task Force
MOHAMED KING KOROMA……. A HUMBLE AND PROGRESSIVE SERVANT OF SIERRA LEONE
SPECIAL REPORTS
Sierra Leone President’s Wife Denies being Infected by Ebola
Mr. Edward Babatunde Blyden Located: We Give God the Glory!
QUOTABLE QUOTE ON NEGATIVE SIERRA LEONE POLITICKING
FEATURES
Quotable Quote: Kamarainba on Dr. Sylvia Blyden
WHEN PRESIDENT KOROMA PROMISES HE DELIVERS-HEALTH MINISTER TELLS WATERLOO PEOPLE
Sierra Leone Politics: Emergency, SLPP, Sections 77(1)(k) & 77(1)(L)
ENTERTAINMENT
ALONZO : TALK ABOUT SALONE
PROFILES
OJU Wilson - Your contribution to the Human Rights Struggle and the Rule of Law will never be forgotten
Sierra Leone Politics : Alhaji Osman Foday Yansaneh, a Muslim Steering an all-inclusive APC Secretariat
TRIBUTE TO DR. V R WILLOUGHBY
THE ECONOMY
Sierra Leone Investment: Hon. Turay Cajoles UNESCO Investors
NOTICES & DOCUMENTS
Re: Improving the Accuracy of Sierra Leone 2015 Census
40th Day Funeral Rites 27th November 1946 – 4th April 2016 The 40th Day Funeral Rites of our beloved Alice Enid Thomas
May 11th Summarised Work Schedule of Social Welfare, Gender & Children Ministers - Two Women at the Helm
PAID SUPPLEMENTS
Sierra Leone Health Ministry Hails International Insurance Company
Sierra Rutile in Advertorial on its activities
ADVERTISEMENTS
EBOLA Breaking ‘NEWS’ - Do you seek good for Kenema & Kailahun?
SATIRE
SPECIAL POEM : A Tale of 2 Women
SLPP, be Grateful to Lt. Maada Bio

Copyright © 2005 - 2010, Awareness Times Sierra Leone; All Rights Reserved.
Hosted & Designed by West Africa Dot Net