It has been more than a year since Russia invaded Ukraine. Cities have been destroyed, families have been torn apart, and millions of people have fled the country to seek refuge elsewhere. With unrelenting conflict, life is uncertain for those who have stayed. But in the communities where Water Mission is working, one thing residents can count on is safe water.
Every day an estimated 73,000 Ukrainians have access to safe water thanks to Water Mission’s ongoing disaster response efforts. We remain steadfast in our efforts to build hope and health by providing safe water in Ukraine.
Recognizing the great need ... Read More
Although it’s been more than two months since deadly earthquakes struck Turkey, more than 3 million people remain homeless and unsure of their future. Among them is Melek, a mother and aunt who is doing her best to care for her family in this desperate situation.
Fearing for their safety, Melek, and her nieces and nephew left their home in Kahramanmaraş, Turkey, shortly after the earthquakes. Like thousands of other people affected, they now live in a small tent in a camp for internally displaced people (IDPs). In a matter of minutes, Melek and others lost everything, including daily necessities ... Read More
“Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.” —Proverbs 16:3
When back-to-back Hurricanes Eta and Iota flooded the community of Campos Las Flores, Honduras, spreading toxins and waste into the local water source, Water Mission was there to help. Thanks to generous supporters like you, our team installed an emergency water treatment system and got safe water flowing quickly. When the worst had passed, we started looking at long-term needs.
In partnership with GOAL and the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Water Mission considered the potential for future flooding. We designed and installed a safe water solution ... Read More
Water Mission responded to incredibly complex, often-simultaneous disasters in 2022. We are thankful for friends who chose to support people in desperate situations. You enabled us to provide immediate and long-term solutions following earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding, cholera outbreaks, and war. Because of your partnership, our skilled disaster response teams were equipped to deploy when the need arose in Haiti, Malawi, Mexico, Pakistan, and Ukraine.
The humanitarian crisis in Ukraine was in the news for most of 2022—and our teams were there, serving those in need. We deployed within days of Russia’s invasion and have been working to meet needs ever since, ... Read More
A Look Back: One Year of Safe Water for Ukraine
February 24, 2022, is a day that changed the trajectory of millions of lives. When Russia invaded Ukraine, men, women, and children went from living a life of normalcy to a life of seeking refuge overnight. Families were torn apart. Communities were devastated. An entire country was shaken to its core. This ongoing crisis continues to impact millions of people, including the 5.4 million who are internally displaced in Ukraine. Deadly missile strikes continue to damage municipal infrastructure, leaving people without reliable access to safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) resources.
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At Water Mission, responding to disasters is an integral part of our work. In the initial days following a disaster, access to clean, safe water for drinking, hygiene, and sanitation is critical. Our ministry was born out of the need for safe water following the aftermath of Hurricane Mitch in Honduras in 1998. Since that initial response, Water Mission has continued to provide relief in the wake of natural disasters and humanitarian crises.
Water Mission was founded after George and Molly Greene recognized the need for safe water following Hurricane Mitch’s destruction in Honduras in 1998.
When the conflict in Ukraine began ... Read More