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23 September 2010

Water sanitation a vital goal

The lack of clean drinking water and sanitation in the world's poorest nations threatens UN goals to cut poverty and disease, and raises the risk of conflict.

The lack of clean drinking water and sanitation in the world's poorest nations threatens UN goals to cut poverty and disease, and raises the risk of conflict, leaders and aid groups said.

She said 26 of 54 African countries were on track to meet the target to halve the number of people without safe drinking water by 2015, but that only six nations looked set to meet the sanitation goal.

 
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