15 Jun 2011

NGO says more than half of Fiji lacks access to safe drinking water

1:43 pm on 15 June 2011

Research from an international children's NGO has found more than half of Fiji's population lacks access to safe drinking water.

Save The Children makes the comment in its 12th annual report on the State of the World's Mothers 2011.

The finding places Fiji in the same category as Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Niger, Papua New Guinea and Sierra Leone.

The report commemorated Mother's Day and celebrates the great progress the world has made in recent decades to reduce deaths among children under five years of age.