Clean Water Access

Access to clean water is basic human right but unfortunately some three in ten people around the world lack access to safe and readily available water at home, and almost six in ten to safely managed sanitation.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO) many homes, healthcare facilities and schools also lack soap and water for handwashing, putting the health of all people – but especially young children – at risk for deadly diseases.

As a result of lack of these basic services, millions fall ill to diseases – that could, otherwise, have been easily prevented – such as diarrhea which claims the lives of 361,000 children under the age of five dies, every year.

By 2050, at least one in four people is likely to live in a country affected by chronic or recurring shortages of fresh water.


Crescent Relief: Clean Water & Sanitation For All

Crescent Relief improves access to clean drinking water through installation of hand pumps, water filtration plants, construction of tube-wells, water wells, water storage tanks, and water supply schemes to meet basic and livelihood needs. Crescent Relief also helps people gain access to clean water for daily consumption and irrigation purposes through construction and rehabilitation of water supply schemes.

One of our main focus areas is to provide access to safe water sources and sanitation for all. You can also get involved in the World Water Day and World Toilet Day campaigns that aim to provide information and inspiration to take action on hygiene issues.

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