Children often bear the burden of walking miles each day to find water in streams and ponds. Sickness and the time lost fetching it robs entire communities of their futures.
Every day, more than 800 children die from preventable diseases caused by unclean water, or a lack of sanitation and hygiene. Poor sanitation, water and hygiene affect more than just children`s health.
When your child comes to you, asking you for food, and you have no food for her to eat, and yet you have to send her to fetch water. With an empty stomach.
With an empty stomach, she has to walk 6 hours for a gallon of dirty water.
Because of that water, imagine seeing your daughter take her last breath.
43% of those deaths are children under five years old. Access to clean water and basic sanitation can save around 16,000 lives every week.
Emergency situations are unfolding across the world all the time. Whether it’s a drought, an earthquake or a political conflict, the real-life effects of disaster can be catastrophic and long lasting for ordinary people.
With your support, we can give food, water and shelter to people in disaster zones. We can provide adequate sanitation facilities and access to healthcare to people fleeing conflict. Together, we can save lives and help to get people back on their feet again.
Please donate now to help us to provide emergency humanitarian aid to the people who need it most.