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Just One Inch of Water @ UN Headquarters in New York

Poulomi Basu, Float, 2017
Courtesy of Poulomi Basu and Royal National Lifeboat Institution

Royal National Lifeboat Institution: Just One Inch of Water
June 28th through Sunday, July 29th

“In Asia and the Pacific, water, at once, shapes the land and its people. Every day, the rivers and oceans play a central and critical role in the support of all life. No living being can survive without it. However, a child can drown in just one inch of water. Drowning, an all-too-silent epidemic, claims the lives of 360,000 people a year worldwide, with those under 25 representing half of the lives lost. For school-age children, drowning is the largest cause of death in the Western Pacific. Regrettably, these tragic facts have been largely ignored, as drowning prevention receives scant acknowledgement and even fewer resources.

The exhibition will feature powerful photographs from Bangladesh, Thailand and Fiji, three countries which have some of the highest drowning rates in the world. The photos express the inherent dangers to the lives and livelihoods fundamentally connected to water, and the intrinsic challenges regarding sustainable development.

Exhibitions organized for the general public at UN Headquarters in New York are displayed in the Visitors’ Lobby, which is part of the General Assembly building. The exhibit is organized by RNLI International with the support of the UN Group of Friends on Drowning Prevention.”

UN Headquarters
405 E 42nd Street (46th St & 1st Ave)
New York, NY 10017

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