To mark World Water Day on March 22, 2009 – events are being held globally, in places ranging from Brussels to New York…. The Day aims to raise awareness to the plight of 2.6 billion people worldwide who live without toilets in their homes and are therefore vulnerable to numerous health risks. Contamination of water, soil and food results from the human contact with the bacteria, viruses and parasites, which in turn cause diarrhoea, the second largest killer of children in developing countries.
UNICEF and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) are attempting to break the record for the longest toilet line to raise awareness about the global sanitation crisis…. here in Brussels with several Belgian Unicef ambassadors as Polar Explorer & President of the International Polar Foundation Alain Hubert (see below picture) & World tennis player Justine Henin (see below picture)…. UNITE FOR CHILDREN!