Clean Water

Humanitarian Assistance Needed in South Sudan

The number of acutely food insecure people in South Sudan has increased by thirteen percent since January of last year. “The projections are alarming and food security continues to worsen,” said Pierre Vauthier, FAO’s interim Representative in the country. “Together with the people of South Sudan, we need to act urgently to reverse this trend.” The [...]

Lake Chad Trees Keep Deadly Drought at Bay

Lake Chad in Africa originally reached from Chad to Nigeria, Cameroon, and Niger. Climate change and unsustainable water management have resulted in Lake Chad losing 90 percent of its surface area! The lake is a water source for millions of people in West Africa. The visible signs of climate change and excessive drought include cattle [...]

Children in CAR are Suffering

Children in the Central African Republic (CAR) are suffering from malnutrition and thirst. The infant mortality rate is at 18 percent and severe acute malnutrition is higher than the emergency threshold of 15 percent. Najat Rochdi, UN Humanitarian Coordinator for CAR shared, “Where you have kids, those little girls and little boys coming to you [...]

Drinking Water Week

Drinking Water Week highlights the importance of tap water and the need to reinvest in the United States' water infrastructure. The American Water Works Association (AWWA) along with an alliance of organizations, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sponsor Drinking Water Week. This week of awareness is shedding lights on challenges such as the [...]

United Nations 10 Year Water Action Plan

Water scarcity has become a significant problem in many regions of the world. On World Water Day, March 22nd, the United Nations shared that, “safe water and adequate sanitation are indispensable for healthy ecosystems, reducing poverty, and achieving inclusive growth, social well-being, and sustainable livelihoods.” The staggering number of people affected by the water crisis [...]

Clean Water Means Opportunity for Women

Women spend up to 6 hours every day collecting water. Walking hours for water prevents women from pursuing work, school and caring for the family as this is often their household responsibility. In many societies, women are seen as collectors, managers, and guardians of water. Women spend up to 60% of their day collecting water, [...]

Lack of Clean Water in Africa

The lack of availability to clean water in Africa is due to a combination of issues. Below we discuss ten contributing factors to this crisis and provide a potential solution for non-profits working in the region.   Government Controlled & Stolen Water Africa has roughly 54 recognized countries, many of which share bodies of water. Sharing [...]

Clean Water for Developing Nations

Many of us have heard of the clean water issues that face developing nations. Poor economics or infrastructure lead millions of people to die from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene. WHO Facts: 884 million people lack even a basic drinking-water service, including 159 million people who are dependent on surface water. [...]

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