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World Health Organisation (WHO( and United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF), Meeting the MDG Drinking Water and Sanitation Target: The Urban and Rural Challenge of the Decade, Geneva (WHO) and New York (UNICEF), 2006.
Uploaded on Thursday 16 Feb 2012
Total population: access to an improved water source
Phillippe Rekacewicz, February 2006
The 2004 global image sadly shows that the lack of access to clean water remains a burden for the poorest countries, preventing them accelerating their development. Essentially handicapping most sub-Saharan African countries, the map shows some curious trends, such as Romania, which remains far behind all other European countries.