22 March 2016, World Water Day
Around the world, the ICRC’s water and habitat work improve the lives of millions. 30 million in 2015, to be exact. On World Water Day (22 March) we’re highlighting the work of our water and habitat staff around the world. Read more
Panama: Rain water is safe water
Communities in Panama’s Darién province lack basic water and health facilities, especially in the area bordering Colombia. The difficulty of obtaining safe water forces them to drink river water, with all the health problems that implies. In 2011, the ICRC and the community built a rain water catchment system, improving health in these communities.
Safe water has a direct impact on life, health and hygiene. That’s why we’re marking World Water Day, 22 March.