Tuesday, 22 March 2016

On Water

Today is World Water Day. This is a day to raise awareness of the fact that everyone should have access to clean water. Water for drinking. Water for cleaning. Water for cooking. One of the most vital things on Earth that the majority of us take for granted, but that some people do not have access to.
World Water Day is part of the UN's mission to make sure that everyone on Earth has access to safe drinking water. It isn't unknown that some of the world's poorest people have to trek for miles and miles per day just to get a bucketful of dirty water to live on. Water that then makes them ill and can even cause death. 
One in ten people do not have access to clean water, which in 2016 is still a shockingly high number. 

To help raise awareness of World Water Day, there are a few things that you can do to get involved. Some people have been painting their nails blue, wearing blue wigs to work, changing their Facebook profile pictures to have a blue filter. Not to mention sharing all of these, with the hashtag #Blue4Water. You can also donate to various causes to help raise money for plumbing and taps in small villages. 

In light of all the travesties currently occuring in the EU, by coming together and uniting for something, we can show that the world is in fact a safe and friendly place.