Drought and conflict across East Africa is leaving normal water points dry. The lack of water has led animals to die and crops to wither away, robbing families who have relied on agriculture of their means of earning an income.
In some places, families are walking over 10 km to the nearest water point. In some instances, families have abandoned their homes altogether, moving to areas where water is more readily available.
In other cases, water that remains is dirty and can cause waterborne diseases. Ethiopia, South Sudan and Somalia have all experienced acute watery diarrhea/cholera outbreaks this year.
World Vision is responding to the drought and waterborne disease outbreaks across Somalia, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Kenya. During 2017, World Vision has provided 550,000 people with water, sanitation and hygiene services.
Here are some of the ways we're helping drought-affected communities: