Today is World Water Day. 350,000 people around the world will be taking part in World Walks For Water. People will walk a symbolic 6km in São Paulo, New Delhi, Cape Town, Lagos, Kampala, Ouagadougou and hundreds of other locations in solidarity with the millions of people who have to walk 6km everyday just to collect water for their basic needs.
The walks target politicians, demanding that they solve the crisis which kills 4000 children every day. A staggering 50,000 people in total will be walking in Uganda, one of the countries most severely affected by the crisis. Walkers in Uganda are calling upon their newly elected politicians to keep promises made in the election campaign on providing safe water and sanitation to constituents.