Searching for Water in Ethiopia: A Day in the Life
For children like 13-year-old Aysha, living in a dry, remote area of Ethiopia, #wateris never taken for granted. See just how long it takes her to fetch water in this video
Access to clean water is about more than survival: It is about giving kids the time they need to be children – to learn, play and be happy. For children to enjoy this precious time, families need access to safe water close to where they live.
Aysha, 13, lives in a remote region of Ethiopia beset by chronic water shortages and affected by the El-Nino driven drought. The lack of water has contributed to increased school absences as children like Aysha travel long distances to obtain water.
Across the country, 3.9 million drought and flood-affected people need access to safe water and some are currently surviving on less than 5 litres of water a day.