Facts from UNICEF
1. 1000 children die each day from diseases linked to unsafe water or a lack of sanitation facilities.
2. Around the world, 748 million people lack clean drinking water.
3. 2.1 billion people have gained access to clean water since 1990 with the help of UNICEF.
Billions of people around the world have an insufficient amount of water. Think about how long you could go without something so essential, or even without something that is simply not essential; like your cell phone. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is campaigning a new project to support poverty-stricken countries. For every 15 minutes that an individual goes without their phone, while on the UNICEF Tap Project website, one child will be given one days worth of water from UNICEF sponsors.
UNICEF provides long term assistance to children in developing countries. Created by the United Nations General Assembly in 1946, the goal of the fund was to provide food and healthcare to children who were effected by WWII. The UNICEF tap project is a campaign worldwide focused on providing children in countries that are impoverished with access to healthy water and a healthier life. Sponsor Giorgio Armani Fragrances and other donors will help provide a day of clean water for children in need for every 15 minutes that someone does not touch their phone while on UNICEF’s website. This project challenges individuals not only to time how long they can restrain from using their cell phones, but to open their eyes through the comparison between something vast that is in need and something common that is not.