Mandy Moore campaigns for clean drinking water globally

Jun 21, 2012, 07:39 IST | ANI

Mandy Moore reportedly jetted to Washington, D.C. last week to urge Congress to focus on finding a solution to the world''s unsafe drinking water problem

Moore, who is an ambassador of child survival organisation Population Services International, arrived in the capital on Monday to attend the inaugural USAID Frontiers in Development Forum.


Mandy Moore. Pic/Santa Banta

She also co-hosted a briefing called ‘The Ripple Effect of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene on Global Health and Development’, the following day. The actress shared her experiences of meeting poverty-stricken people in Sudan, who have taken seriously ill from contaminated drinking water.

“One out of six lacks safe drinking water,” she sad. During the three-day event, the 28-year-old star also met with world leaders and government officials to stress the importance of taking swift action.

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