A greater problem than war in this region is the lack of safe drinking water. Unsafe water & sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Children are especially vulnerable, as their bodies aren't strong enough to fight diarrhea, dysentery and other illnesses.
Water For Life's mission is to help communities in need develop safe and sustainable water sources. By combining formal instruction with hands-on training we teach people how to construct and maintain their own local water resources. Our focus is not simply to provide safe drinking to those in need-our goal is to help people gain the knowledge and experience they need to help themselves and their communities.
You could live for a month without food, but you would be dead after a week without water!