World Water Day

22 March, 2011
This camp in Nowshera District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan is only one of 5,900 camps that were set up during the height of the floods. To date, most flood-affected people have returned to their homes, but they still rely on humanitarian assistance, especially food, shelter and safe drinking water. 
Credit: Nichole Sobecki/ACF International
This camp in Nowshera District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan is only one of 5,900 camps that were set up during the height of the floods. To date, most flood-affected people have returned to their homes, but they still rely on humanitarian assistance, especially food, shelter and safe drinking water. Credit: Nichole Sobecki/ACF International

22 March is World Water Day.

Providing people with access to safe water and to sanitation is incredibly important in any emergency. Without clean drinking water people cannot survive. Without proper sanitation and good hygiene, the risk of water-borne diseases puts people’s lives further at risk. See our slideshow on the life-saving difference water makes in emergencies.

For more information please visit the official World Water Day website.