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    NEW YORKAbout 600 million children,or one in four worldwide,will be Jiving in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040,according to a report released by the United Nations Children's Fund on Wednesday to mark World Water Day.

    The report shows 36 countries are currently facing extremely high levels of water stress,which occurs when demand for water is much higher than the renewable supply available.Warmer temperatures,rising sea levels, increased floods,droughts and melting ice affect the quality and availability of clean water.

    World Water Day,observed on March 22 every year,is about taking action to deal with the crisis At present some 1.8 billion people use a source of polluted drinking water.The Sustainable Development Goals,launched by world leaders at the United Nations in 2015,include a target to ensure everyone has access to safe water by 2030.

    Population growth,increased water consumption and higher demand for water largely due to industrialization and urbanization are using up water resources worldwide.Conflicts in many parts of the world also threaten children's access to sate water.

    The poorest children will be most impacted by an increase in water stress,the report says,as millions of them already live in areas with low access to safe water. 

    "In a changing climate,we must change the way we work to reach those who are most Vulnerable,"UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake said."One of the most effective ways we can do that is safeguarding their access to safe water,making n a key issue in the fight to eradicate extreme poverty."

    32.The following factors lead to water stress EXCEPT      .

    A.climate change        B.natural disasters             C.increasing ice          D.rising sea levels

    33.One target of the The Sustainable Development Goals is       .

    A.to get rid of water pollution                                B.to deal with the climate change

    C.to ensure the availability of safe water              D.to improve children's living conditions

    34.Why are the poorest children most influenced by the water crisis?

    A.They have limited access to safe water.            B.They get the least attention of the UN.

    C.They have higher demand for water.                 D.They are often involved in conflicts.

    35.What does the underlined word "eradicate" probably mean?

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