Take a look at many of our programs and you’ll find a common theme: clean water is the foundation of change.
When people have a safe and reliable water source, they are healthier and more productive. They are able to prevent disease, grow more food, raise stronger animals, avoid conflict, and spend more time pursuing an education and economic improvement.
And yet, this precious natural resource is frighteningly scarce in many of the world’s toughest places. That’s why Mercy Corps makes access to clean water a priority in the communities where we work.
Whether it’s an acute emergency in a refugee camp, a prolonged drought in rural villages or a chronic lack of sanitation in crowded urban conditions, these photos show how our teams make the most of the water supply and get it to people who need it the most.