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Water Missions International is currently responding to meet the urgent need for safe water in Nepal.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE IN NEPAL

Water Missions International is currently responding to meet the urgent need for safe water in Nepal as a result of the massive earthquakes and aftershocks impacting the region. More than 17,000 people have been injured and the death toll has risen above 8,000 as rescue teams are reaching isolated communities outside of the capital of Kathmandu. According to the Nepal WASH cluster, over 4.2 million people suffer from inadequate food and water supplies, and the threat of cholera grows each day as a result of unsanitary living conditions.

Water treatment equipment, including 12 Living Water™ Treatment Systems (LWTS™) and 37 chlorination devices, has been sent to Nepal. Each LWTS™ is capable of treating approximately 40,000 liters of water per day. The water treatment systems being installed by Water Missions will provide up to 430,000 people with safe water every day.

Safe water installations are underway - beginning with a community named Pokhari and continuing with three Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps, a hospital, and another remote village. Four staff members are currently in Nepal to aid in relief efforts with additional staff on the way. Join us in praying for our staff as they work to provide safe water amidst engineering difficulties, potential landslides, and heavy rains from the incoming monsoon season.

Water Missions is working with partners to provide safe water to people who are suffering. Please join us in these life-saving efforts. Donate now and 100% of your gift will go directly to providing safe water for the people of Nepal. On the donation page please select "Nepal Earthquake" as the designated fund.

The infrastructure is gone, as well as drinking water. Conditions are very ripe for widespread disease outbreak. Based on the technology we have and our ability to respond and experience, we stand in a unique place between the population and the spread of disease.

Tim Darms, project engineer, in Nepal

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