The South Sudan civil war
has led to an influx of
approximately one million refugees
to Uganda, one of the
poorest countries in the world. Unlike most nations, Uganda
welcomes refugees with the right to land, freedom to travel,
ability to work, and access to food, water, and shelter.
Unfortunately, limited water sources in Northern Uganda, where most
refugees settle, are generally not safe for consumption. Currently
around 8 million people in Uganda, 20% of the population, do not
have access to safe water
. Without access,
subsistence farmers struggle to feed their families and earn a
living, and children under the age of five die from diarrheal
disease caused by poor water and sanitation.