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UN chief warns of widespread ills from global water crisis


March 23, 2018

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres put a spotlight on the global water crisis on World Water Day, saying Thursday that over 2 billion people lack access to safe water and more than 3 billion are affected by the scarcity of water.

The U.N. chief warned that by 2050, "at least one in four people will live in a country where the lack of fresh water will be chronic or recurrent."

He told diplomats and activists at the launch of the International Decade for Action on Water for Sustainable Development that "water is a matter of life and death," stressing that humans, citie...

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