The depletion of water sources in places around the world by 2040, will affect up to 600 million children worldwide, warns a UNICEF report released on March 22 to mark World Water Day. The report focuses on how the wellbeing of children is threatened by lack of access to safe water and how a changing climate will worsen the situation in the future. Pacific Island countries face particular challenges.
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Results for sanitation
Thursday 23 March 2017
Tuesday 26 April 2016
Locals from the village of Paunangisu in Vanuatu have proclaimed their Public Toilet as being "the best in the South Pacific" and are charging visitors 200 Vatu ($2 pa'anga) to use it. Locals have a special rate of 50 Vatu, and its free for children. The business venture is so far proving successful and the villagers have even set up a website to promote the toilet.
Thursday 6 June 2013
Severe flooding in low-lying areas of Nuku'alofa, and the stagnation of flood and waste waters in homes and schools is expected to ease in some areas following the completion in December of a five-year multi-million Integrated Urban Development Sector Project that includes developing roads and rehabilitating the drainage system in the capital.