AUDIO: THIRST IN THE CITY

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Children scoop water to irrigate seedlings at the farm

Did you know that 663 million people live without a safe water supply close to home, making them spend countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water?

The Sustainable Development Goals, launched in 2015, include a target to ensure everyone has access to safe water by 2030 and making water a key issue in the fight to eradicate extreme poverty.

In this short radio documentary, I will tell why this goal seems like a mirage for residents of Kpankyredor, a community located in Ghana’s capital, Accra.

The girls also help at the farm and later fetch some of the water home for cooking and drinking.

All five thousand people here have no access to potable water and they share a polluted pond with cattle.

#WorldWaterDay #OpenTheTap #StopCholera

Residents of Kpankyredor line up gallons at the tap in anticipation of a flow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is the audio. You can watch a short video here:

You can watch a short video here: http://makewegist.com/2017/03/23/video-thirst-in-the-city/

 

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