Refugees often suffer deep trauma when they are forced to flee their homes due to violence or disasters. After arriving at a refugee camp, most will spend 10 or more years there. Some are never able to leave. Water Mission is honored to serve refugees, helping them to find hope even as they grieve and heal.
In 2022, Water Mission served nearly 800,000 of our global neighbors living in refugee camps. We expanded access to safe water, added access points throughout camps, and trained local system operators.
Nyarugusu refugee camp in western Tanzania is one camp in which we serve. Our work ... 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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Few people can understand the pain and suffering refugees experience when forced from their homes. Whether fleeing from violence, natural disasters, or other traumatic events, families leave their lives behind in search of safety.
The emotional burden is heavy, leaving mothers like Mary heartbroken and angry. She is a refugee from South Sudan, a nation that has endured years of violence and turmoil.
Safe water charity Water Mission meets physical needs by providing safe water and spiritual needs through sharing God’s love.
“I lost two of my children to the hopeless war,” Mary shared with our team. “I came to the [refugee] settlement ... Read More
This article below appears as it does in the print edition of the Summer 2022 Newsletter. For the latest updates on Water Mission’s crisis response in Ukraine, click here.
The conflict in Ukraine has left more than 6 million people in Ukraine struggling to access safe water. Without reliable water sources for their families, people have resorted to desperate measures, often filling buckets, gas cans, and plastic bags with unsafe water from streams and waterways.
Water Mission is on the ground working to meet safe water, sanitation, and hygiene needs. We have shipped emergency water treatment equipment and water purification supplies to ... Read More
In honor of World Refugee Day, we are publishing this story from the Water Mission 2022 Summer Newsletter on June 20. This year, World Refugee Day focuses on every person’s right to seek safety. We are honored to provide those seeking safety with one of life’s most important resources, safe water.
“World Refugee Day is an international day designated by the United Nations to honour refugees around the globe. It falls each year on June 20 and celebrates the strength and courage of people who have been forced to flee their home country to escape conflict or persecution. World Refugee Day ... Read More