Statement from Maude Barlow, one of the world’s most respected “water evangelists”
Water pollution is deadly. Oil-rich South Sudan is showing us how deadly.
As The Lancet PR eloquently documents, water pollution has become one of the worst killers of humanity. This especially holds true in South Sudan, whose main problem is wastes spewing out of oil fields.
Proof that these wastes are behind South Sudan’s fourth-worst-in-the-world rate of water pollution-caused deaths has been provided by the scientists gathering data on-site. This data is presented in a new report, which is must reading for all environmentalists and other friends of South Sudan. I commend German NGO Sign of Hope and the scientists working with them for their brave, caring and thorough campaign for clean water in South Sudan.