With one in six children now living in conflict, and the number of natural disasters higher than ever before, Save the Children’s Emergency Fund has never been more crucial in responding on the ground to provide children with safe, clean water. Over the years your support has helped Save the Children provide vital aid such as, water supplies and sanitation facilities to stop the spread of deadly diseases. The Emergency Fund also helps to make sure children have access to clean drinking water during and long after the initial crisis emergency has passed, by repairing and improving water and sanitation facilities. Below are just some of the most recent examples of the how we’ve helped Save the Children reach some of the world’s most vulnerable children.
For children and families across the globe who were affected by the Coronavirus outbreak and didn’t have access to safe water, Save the Children delivered clean water, handwashing facilities with soap and hygienic water facilities.
The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continues to face a complex humanitarian crisis. It is estimated that 7.9M people are still in need of water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities. Save the Children’s Emergency Fund has been working to make sure water facilities are functional, making repairs where needed to showers, hand washing stations, latrines and waste areas to improve hygiene and sanitation conditions.
Rohingya Refugees are currently residing in overcrowded camps in Cox’s Bazar and highly vulnerable to disease such as COVID-19. Save the Children continue to help provide water supplies, improve clean water sanitation and hygiene promotion, along with the distribution of hygiene kits.
When Disaster Strikes, Water is Life.
Photo credit: Allison Joyce, Save the Children