Every drop is precious
20 euros last out to provide 8 people with potable water for one day.
More than three million of people lost everything in Haiti and were in need of help. The lives of people in such devastating situations depend on the reception of potable water. The Welthungerhilfe supplied up to 120,000 litres of potable water from trucks to people who needed it the most every day.
Tank trucks are posted in many other projects of the Welthungerhilfe to provide people in need with enough potable water. In places where drought prevails, especially when the rain period ends or doesn’t start at all, the empty water tanks are filled with the help of tank trucks.
”We supply about 15 towns with up to 100,000 litres of cleaned water every day. The trucks thereby drive up to 150 km from a water intake to the distribution place.
We especially focus on the good quality of the water and only supply the people with cleaned water. It is very important for the people to be supplied with clean water, since they shouldn’t be forced to move into refugee camps because of a lack of water”, explained Rüdiger Ehrler, emergency helper of the Welthungerhilfe in Kenia.
- 80 percent of the diseases in development countries are ascribed to insufficient or simply bad water supply.
- Five billion working days and more than 440 million schooldays fall out annually in development countries because of such diseases.
- 100,000 to 120,000 people die because of cholera all over the world every year.