Today is World Water Day, a day that we celebrate the fact that more people than ever have access to clean, safe water.
Of course, there are still many more people who face the risk of getting sick from unsafe drinking water and poor access to sanitation facilities. Here’s a look back at some of the work that LWR is doing to help:
Tomorrow, March 22, is World Water Day, a day to focus attention on the importance of clean water and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Thanks to our friends at Water.org for posting this great infographic. Learn more about how LWR is providing moving water to communities around the world at lwr.org/water […] Continue Reading
This news release was issued in response to the December typhoon that went through the island of Mindanao, in the Philippines. Read more about our response » Baltimore, January 23, 2012 – Lutheran World Relief is providing emergency water services to families who still have no access to clean drinking water more than a month […] Continue Reading
Saturday, November 19 is World Toilet Day. Why? Frankly, because toilets are an incredibly important part of keeping a community healthy. It’s estimated that 2.6 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation. Toilets and other sanitation facilities are vital to preventing the spread of viruses, bacteria and parasites. Here are a few things going on […] Continue Reading
Water is life sustaining. Without it, the crops vanish, the livestock dies, and livelihoods are lost. The East Africans know this story well. Forced to flee their homes, their lives, and their countries, they have become refugees—displaced and forced to start over. We often forget just how precious water really is and how heavily we […] Continue Reading