Archive for March 23rd, 2012

23/03/2012

No Water? No Food, No Life!

Human Wrongs Watch

Around 70 per cent of the world’s water resources are used for agriculture and by 2025 two-thirds of the population could struggle to get access to this resource. In fact, nearly one billion people suffer currently from hunger and some 800 million still lack a safe supply of freshwater.

*A young resident of Maslakh camp (Afghanistan) takes a drink of water. UN Photo/E. Debebe

These estimates, which were announced by the United Nations International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), should be enough to illustrate how bleak is the future of humankind abusing of water consumption, polluting this very resource of life, and trading with it to make more and more financial benefits.

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