While drought in ASAL counties is not unusual, the combination of events, climate, Covid-19 and conflict (Turkana) are extremely challenging for communities and particularly children. Children are tasked with household chores such as fetching water, which in times of drought that can reach distances of up to 30km. As a result, children, especially girls, are absent from school and miss out on vital stages of their development.
World Water Day
World Water Day is held annually on 22 March to bring attention to the importance of water, climate change and the need for sustainable management of our world’s water resources and show solidarity to those experiencing severe water vulnerability.
Water Action Month provides a platform for organisations and communities to stand together with one voice, calling for change.
We demand long term, sustainable change a world where no one is left behind, and everyone has their right to water and sanitation realised.