Today is World Water Day, an occasion to remind the world about this most precious and vital of resources. Sadly, too many people still lack access to clean water for themselves and their animals. According to UNICEF, "globally, 783 million people do not have access to safe, clean drinking water and 2.5 billion people live without proper sanitation. 4,000 children die each day from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation facilities."
There are many groups, NGOs, governmental bodies and citizens of all walks of life doing great things to bring water to those who need it, and we try to highlight many of those on TreeHugger. Today, I'd like to highlight one project that was recently brought to my attention; it's a partnership between the Mercy Corps, Save the Children, the International Rescue Committee, and DC Comics (which is a part of Warner Bros.), which is why the campaign takes the "heroes" angle.
In Ethiopia, Mercy Corps has distributed water, improved water storage capacity and improved access to water to help 284,140 people survive.
In Kenya, Mercy Corps delivered enough water to supply 290,664 people and their animals for three months and 10,000-liter water storage tanks to help 10 communities harvest rainwater.
If you are interested in helping, you can do so here.
Via We Can Be Heroes