World Water Day

A Pakistani child drinks water from a hand-pump in an impoverished neighbourhood of Karachi on <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVFES00001087" title="World Water Day" href="/topic/environmental-issues/world-water-day-EVFES00001087.topic">World Water Day</a>. According to <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCUL0000370" title="UNICEF" href="/topic/social-issues/unicef-ORCUL0000370.topic">UNICEF</a> as many as 60 million people may not have access to safe drinking water, while more than 100,000 child deaths may be attributed to drinking unsafe water each year in <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO00000020" title="Pakistan" href="/topic/international/pakistan-PLGEO00000020.topic">Pakistan</a>.

( Getty Images / March 22, 2011 )

A Pakistani child drinks water from a hand-pump in an impoverished neighbourhood of Karachi on World Water Day. According to UNICEF as many as 60 million people may not have access to safe drinking water, while more than 100,000 child deaths may be attributed to drinking unsafe water each year in Pakistan.

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