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Pledge online to help people get clean water

Published on Jun 1, 2014 9:50 PM
 
A girl is helped by her sister as she drinks water in Mellit town in North Darfur on March 24, 2014. Singaporeans can now help people in regions such as Africa, South Asia and Central America get clean water and sanitation, just by making an online pledge. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORE - Singaporeans can now help people in regions such as Africa, South Asia and Central America get clean water and sanitation, just by making an online pledge.

The non-profit Water.org will receive $1 per pledge, as part of a campaign launched yesterday by the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) organisers on Day One of the five-day event.

The money comes from firms including engineering company Black & Veatch and energy, water and marine group Sembcorp Industries, which have donated a total of $40,000 to the campaign so far. Anyone can make a pledge.

SIWW managing director Maurice Neo said: "We hope to use social media's power to create more awareness of water issues, and steer action towards sustainable water solutions."

 
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