The Clean Water for the Artibonite Region of Haiti project is almost finished. 16,000 Haitian families are ready to have long-term access to clean, safe water. We need another $7,060 to make this happen. Most of these funds will be used to ensure the project's sustainability.
International Action's Haiti office is distributing 500,000 Albendazole de-worming pills to protect Haiti's communities and get its children healthy and back in school. The pills are available free of charge to non-profit or community organizations that can administer them. We have a supply of albendazole de-worming pills ready for distribution from our warehouse in Port-au-Prince. During the rainy season in Haiti, the streets flood and children are forced to wade through ankle-deep water.
In 1993, the United Nations declared March 22 to be celebrated as “World Day of Water.” Most people now simply call it World Water Day and it has grown in awareness ever since. In the United States, we have the good fortune to take safe drinking water for granted.