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      UNICEF 2012 Annual Report: 2012 brought 286 emergencies in 79 countries – and we provided help in each of them, from clean water and sanitation, to safe schools and trauma counselling.

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    Clean water is a human right.

    Clean water is a human right.

    Water Scarcity a Problem at IDP Camps in North Darfur Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) at the Nifasha Camp in North Darfur, have access to water only two hours in the morning, not enough time for all to be fully provided. The last drops of the morning coming out of a tap at a water access point in the camp. 15 January 2014 Shangil Tobaya, Sudan U.N. Photo # 577171

    Two girls at Murlidhar School in Sri Lanka (who now are drinking clean water!).

    The joy of clean water!

    When emergencies strike, the IRC delivers lifesaving assistance to families in urgent need.

    An etching by William Heath depicting a woman dropping her tea-cup in horror upon discovering the monstrous contents found in a magnified drop of Thames water. In the nineteenth century, sewage and waste contaminated the River Thames in London, making it a prime source of water-borne diseases such as cholera and typhoid. From Wellcome Collection via Cabinet Magazine issue 44

    The IRC is working in 15 camps for #Syria 'ns displaced in the north of the country. In these camps, we provide clean water, remove sewage and trash daily and build toilets and washing facilities to ensure proper health and sanitation for over 26,000 people.

    Boy drinking clean water.

    Available drinking water is a basic human right.

    Young Buddhist priest drinking water in Bihar, India.

    Everyone in the world needs access to clean water. This is a basic human right. Hand washing is critical to good health.

    Everyone in the world needs access to clean water. This is a basic human right.

    Aid workers are doing everything they can in Syria. For example, along with partners, UNHCR is putting up shelters for shade and distributing water and food. See this recent UNHCR video from the border with Iraq:

    These boys in northern #Syria wash and fill water containers to take back to their tents for their families. The IRC provided this water point, the clean water, and the tank to store it at this camp for displaced Syrians. Learn more:

    Clean water must be a human right.

    Access to safe drinking water is one of the keys to the MDGs and sustainable development. Photo: World Bank/Allison Kwesell.