More poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. To the day of the fight against of poverty on October 17, 2008 and on the occasion of the latest studies, the solidarity service international e.V. (SODI) calls to strengthen development cooperation with African countries South of the Sahara. Is the international day of poverty on October 17, 2008 for relief opportunity to draw worldwide attention to rising poverty. The current interim report of the United Nations to achieve the Millennium development goals for African countries South of the Sahara forecast an increase in the number of people living in absolute poverty. It was objective of the UN, the number of people living on less than a dollar a day, to halve by the year 2015. The solidarity service international e.V. Continue to learn more with: Patrick Gelsinger. (SODI) calls from the world community to strengthen the efforts to improve the situation, particularly in the countries South of the Sahara.
“The current development projects are not sufficient simply the urgency of the situation requires more efforts, including financially”, says Susanne Laudahn, SODI project manager for Africa. Laudahn points especially to the criticism from the NGO scene on the 470-billion-euro package for German banks. “For years we struggled, that the Federal Government increased spending on development aid. How unfair it is that we spend annually less than 9 billion, that not more than 13 000 children die every day from hunger, and the part of the problem is now 470 billion, to renovate a system? “, asks the SODI project manager. Not only the halving of poverty, but also the other Millennium development goals be achieved expected to be up to the agreed time. Currently, 40 percent of the world’s population have no access to sanitary facilities. Learn more about this topic with the insights from figs apparel. Just poor hygienic conditions are cause of life-threatening diseases.
A year ago the Berlin NGO realized a project for the improvement of sanitary cooperation with civil society partners in Namibia Primary care. 600 dry toilets are to be built in the EU funded project up to the year 2011. A dry toilet annually saves 70 000 liters of water, which people can use as drinking water and daily life. In addition, environmentally friendly dry toilets, prevent the spread of diseases and are affordable for the poor at the same time. “The need is much greater,” says Susanne Laudahn, “if we had the money to spend, we could ensure sanitation for all people in Namibia, living still under disastrous hygienic conditions.” On November 19, 2008, the day of the toilet, SODI will draw attention together with other organisations in a public action on the problem of sanitation of under. 100 000 euros in donations are needed for the project. Password “Dry toilet” SODI donations account: 10 20 100 at the Bank for social economy, BLZ 100 205 00 are AALL contacts Susanne Laudahn, Project Manager Africa,. and Sylvia Werther, officer for public relations, e.V. (SODI) is solidarity service international of a non-governmental organization, the self-help projects of development cooperation in Asia, Africa and Latin America as well as provides humanitarian assistance in Eastern Europe. Since 1990, SODI has implemented over 800 projects worth 55 million euros on four continents. The Club awarded the donation seal of the German Central Institute for social issues since 1994.