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Uploaded on Saturday 25 Feb 2012
Lack of access to safe water
Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Ensure environmental sustainability goal (goal 7) among the Millennium Development Goals address sanitation, through the target: Halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and sanitation (target 10). The indicator in this graphic display the current status on one of the indicators for this target, using a cartogram, where the shape of the countries are distorted to the proportions in the map. The need for access to safe water is most urgent in Sub-Saharan Africa, but huge populations in Asia are also without access.