Water is the source of life — but when it's not properly managed, can breed disease, create conflict and destroy communities. Mercy Corps works to provide access to clean 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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Reporting out from World Water Week in Stockholm September 2, 2011
Thirteen members of Mercy Corps representing five country programmes, the United States and Scotland gathered in Stockholm last week to attend sessions and network with leading governmental representatives, private agencies, and non-governmental organisations working on issues related to water.
Somalia: The water problem in Mogadishu August 29, 2011
Mogadishu is home to one of the worse humanitarian emergencies I've seen, from a medical standpoint — at least since the famine in South Sudan in 1998.
Somalia: Walking for weeks to reach Mogadishu's sprawling camps August 19, 2011
Somalia: In Mogadishu's overcrowded hospitals August 17, 2011
Kenya: Saadia Farah and her daughter Amina in Wajir County, Kenya August 14, 2011
Eighteen-year-old Saadia Farah and her one-year-old daughter Amina, who are surviving the Horn of Africa's brutal famine with help from Mercy Corps.
Kenya: When the only asset you have left is hope August 14, 2011
At only 18, Saadia Farah is one of the many thousands of mothers that Mercy Corps is helping survive the drought crisis in East Africa.
Kenya: Update: Water deliveries rise from 16 to 33 towns August 12, 2011
Mercy Corps' emergency response team in northeastern Kenya is providing fresh, clean water to more than 186,000 people in 33 drought-stricken villages and towns.
Kenya: Once upon a time in northeastern Kenya August 12, 2011
Once upon a time in northeastern Kenya, there was a huge stretch of land called Wajir. In the language of the people who lived there, that name itself meant ‘Once upon a time...’ Once upon a time, the land in Wajir was green, the rains came often and life was good.
Kenya: Stranded and struggling eight miles from water August 11, 2011
These are the children of Qaraa. Covered in dust, thin and dazed, they are on the brink.
Ethiopia: Dried-up lake in Gashamo district, Ethiopia August 6, 2011
This was a small lake that served the water needs of families and their livestock — now it's mostly dried up.