Water is the drink of life. We know we need it to survive. But when water is contaminated, it can become deadly to drink. Unsafe sanitation facilities and poor hygiene practices also lead to life-threatening diseases.
When crisis strikes, health risks multiply. Floods contaminate water sources. Wells are destroyed. Conflicts force people to flee to places without safe water or latrines. Some remote communities have never even had safe drinking water, latrines, or the knowledge about simple hygiene practices to protect their families from harm.
Medair provides water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) because WASH saves lives. Few things are more important for protecting public health.
How Medair makes a difference:
Medair’s WASH projects not only save lives, they also provide more time for living. When water access is close to home, women and children no longer have to spend hours a day carrying water. Instead they use their newfound time to care for their families, study for school, or earn an income. Latrines also give privacy, offering dignity and security to women and girls in particular.
WASH brings improved health and new opportunities. WASH gives devastated communities a fresh start. Help us bring WASH to more communities. Take action today.