#Human Rights

“Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in. There is sufficient fresh water on the planet to achieve this. But due to bad economics or poor infrastructure, every year millions of people, most of them children, die from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene.” According to United Nation’s on Sustainable Development Goals

Out of 101 million Filipinos, a great number of 9 million consume and rely on unimproved, unsafe and contaminated water sources and 19 million lack access to basic sanitation facilities—toilets, etc. So this problem results to open defecation, which causes diseases and more deaths day-to-day.

And even though clean water is an essential part of our lives; and having access to it, including sanitation facilities, is one of the basic human rights of the people, many people still face the opposite and suffer the inaccessibility. This being a human right, the government’s role is to ensure that protection of right.

We, the undersigned, are concerned citizens who urge our government to act now to establish free improved sanitation facilities in areas that experience several cases of open defecation as it is prone to a widespread of many diseases.

We also urge our government to provide free water filters since perpetual accessibility on clean water sources still have a long way to go in the country. These water filters is an aid for the people to practice the consumption of clean and safe water only, and also in avoidance of contamination.

Show your support by signing this petition for our local government to act fast on this matter.

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The Support Clean Water Movement petition to Filipinos was written by Karen Tolenada and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.