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Matt Damon launches campaign to provide clean water

entertainment Updated: Jul 16, 2009 13:59 IST
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Hollywood actor Matt Damon has launched a new charity drive to provide millions of impoverished people with clean drinking water.

The Bourne Ultimatum actor has co-founded Water.org in collaboration with humanitarian Gary White. Damon's existing water charity -- H20 Africa -- will merge with White's WaterPartners to become one non-profit organisation, reports contactmusic.com.

Damon aims is to provide access to clean water to 890 million people across Africa and Asia and insists it was his heart-wrenching visits to the world's poorest countries that made him realise the importance of having drinkable water.

"Every 15 seconds, a child in the developing world dies from water-related disease. After visiting project sites in Africa and Asia with Gary, I've seen the problem and the impact of safe water," said the actor.