Water is the source of life — but when not properly managed, it can breed disease, create conflict and destroy communities. Around the world, one in nine people does not have access to the clean water they need — that's nearly 800 million people.
Mercy Corps works to increase access to safe water around the world, whether it's bringing relief during droughts or rebuilding wells in remote villages. We also help people learn proper sanitation, improve distribution and irrigation, and strengthen communities against flooding.
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Pakistan: Homemade signs and help August 24, 2010
'Buy a water bottle and help kids around the world!' June 30, 2010
“Buy a water bottle, buy a pin! You can help kids around the world!”
Haiti: A new way to deliver water June 28, 2010
Indonesia: Video: Our Work in Jakarta June 13, 2010
There are so many ways to know whether a project could really have an impact in communities that we work in. The most frequent method use is, of course, conduct a base line assessment (output: numbers) and then conduct the end line assessment (output: numbers) and compare the two of them.
Haiti: What we're doing in Haiti June 2, 2010
Indonesia: Padang: seven months after the earthquake May 3, 2010
“Now I know what to do when an earthquake strikes. I will hide under a table,” said Nisa, a third grader at Coroco elementary school, Pesisir Selatan district, West Sumatra after joining a Mercy Corps earthquake and tsunami awareness session.
China: Struggles in Qinghai — notes from the earthquake zone April 20, 2010
Today is the fourth day since the devastating 7.1 Qinghai Earthquake took so many lives, livelihoods and homes. I was anxious to get out to Qinghai.
Kyrgyzstan: Toilets and community capacity development April 5, 2010
I arrived on a typical school day to what seemed an empty school. That was because everyone was in the bathroom!
Walking for water March 30, 2010
“If you visit American city You will find it very pretty Just two things of which you must beware, Don’t drink the water and don’t breathe the air.”
Afghanistan: Irrigation canal saves 600 Afghan households March 22, 2010
Ortabuz is a small village in the east of Afghanistan’s Takhar Province. At least 600 families are living in this small and green village. The people of Ortabuz are mostly farmers and each family have one or two jerib — about one-half to one full acre — of land for planting of crops.