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How to Achieve Sustainable Clean Water for Poor People

Almost 900 million people across the world, or one in eight people, do not have access to safe drinking water. At the same time, global water consumption is growing at twice the rate of population growth. At current estimates, 2025 will see at least 3 billion people finding it difficult, or even impossible to meet their basic daily water needs. With water deficit comes millions of deaths as people turn to contaminated water sources. Diarrhoea, hepatitis, cholera, and typhoid are all preventable diseases, yet run rampant in communities with water issues.

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Rain in Somaliland – Too little, too late

Save the Children media manager Devendra Singh Tak finds that in drought-hit Somaliland even when the rains come they arrive too little and too late, and sometimes seem to only exacerbate the problems faced by a beleaguered population.

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How NGOs are Creating a Better Future for Indian Children

With a massive number of well researched comprehensive programs, the impact of powerful child rights NGOs like Save the Children spans the lives of lakhs of children. The NGO, through its network of dedicated activists, grassroots workers, and notable supporters is able to make long-lasting beneficial changes to India's most vulnerable children. It achieves this monumental task through its role in policy reform, on-ground change, and empowerment initiatives. Not only does it fight the exploitative habits, but also brings about societal mindset changes.

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Drug Addiction Destroying the Lives of India’s Most Vulnerable Children

Street children face violence, sexual exploitation, and psychological abuse from their own peers, elders, and cruel adults. This is worsened by a culture of escapism - children actively seek out the next ‘high’ to find solace in their lives. Without any motivation to achieve and thrive, they channelise all their energies towards developing and sponsoring an addiction that holds them firmly in its grip. This must be understood in detail in order to identify solutions.

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How Indian School Children are Overburdened

While it is India's lesser privileged classes who see the highest rates of child abuse, the lack of consideration for all children across classes must be taken into account. Indian school children are being mistreated, and their creativity and passion is being killed, so that they can become machine-like, perfectly trained to become doctors and engineers. While the definition of child rights, as outlined by British thinker and Save the Children founder Eglantyne Jebb took into consideration the right to play, this is being snatched away from children.

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