To celebrate World Water Day, find out how our water projects are creating sustainable change across the world.
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In celebration of Global Handwashing Day last year, we implemented awareness sessions for Syrian refugee families in Lebanon, benefitting over 1,000 people. Families were taught how to wash economically, saving as much water as possible.
Children in Balochistan, Pakistan.
Families living on chars in Bangladesh are particularly prone to catching water-related diseases. Ayesha Begum, 58, was one of the beneficiaries who had a tube well installed at her home by Islamic Relief, giving her constant access to safe drinking water.
In February, record rainfall caused flooding across four districts in Albania, engulfing homes, farming land, roads, bridges and infrastructure. We responded immediately, distributing 400 emergency packs including food, drinking water, soap and blankets.
Mali relies heavily on rain-fed agriculture, and therefore suffers severely in periods of drought. Our irrigation canal takes water from the Niger River and disperses it across surrounding desert land, increasing farming opportunities.
The construction of shallow wells has provided those living in the surrounding districts of Kabul, Afghanistan, with easy and quick access to clean drinking water. This has significantly reduced the distance that people have to travel to reach a source.
Refugees living in Dadaab refugee camp, one of the largest in the world, are benefitting from the four boreholes we have constructed. Each borehole can provide up to 6,000 people with fresh, clean water.
Eight people in Kosova were given specialist training in plumbing, and employed to provide 142 homes with access to clean water and sanitation. The participants can also use these new skills to find future work.
The Habanié community in Chad welcomed a new sand dam, built to capture water from the river and disperse it across surrounding irrigated land. This is one of four other dams that have been constructed in the last three years.
In Niger, our rainwater harvesting catchments collect and store rainwater before it is lost as surface water, ensuring a sustainable source durng the periods of drought that regularly affect the country.
Join the conversation to raise awareness of the importance of water and sanitation through the hashtags #WorldWaterDay and #WaterIs
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