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Water Relief Appeal - East Africa

The availability of safe water is under threat from repeated climate shocks, ongoing conflict and other factors, for as many as 1 in 3 people in East Africa.

  • 72% of the global population are water-insecure, including 1.34 billion people in Africa.
  • 31% (over 411 million) of people in the 54 African countries do not have access to a basic drinking water service.
  • 25 countries in Africa are severely impacted by WASH-attributed mortality, with estimated rates of over 40 deaths per 100,000 people annually.

* Global Water Security 2023: Assessment, United Nations University - Institute for Water, Environment and Health

Provide clean, safe water for just $25

Help us reach our goal of $250,000 so that 10,000 people in need can access a life-giving supply of water

$66,903
Goal: $250,000
27%
Raised so far

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Fundraising Resources

Explore ideas to get your school, church, community or workplace on board. Be part of a movement for water relief in East Africa!

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Jamilla, Ethiopia
With support from Tearfund’s Christian partner EKHCDC, there is now a borehole in Jamilla’s rural village in Ethiopia.

Surviving drought in Ethiopia

Ethiopia is on the verge of a major humanitarian situation due to multiple overlapping crises and erratic rainfall, weakening the communities' ability to cope. But there is now a borehole in Jamilla’s village bringing a life-restoring supply of clean water to around 150 families thanks to Tearfund supporters and local Christian partner Ethiopian Kale Heywet Church Development Commission (EKHCDC).

Please give today to support others like Jamilla facing water scarcity and drought.

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Prayer

Pray with us

  • Pray for the safety of children and vulnerable communities that struggle to access safe and clean water. Zambia is currently facing a cholera outbreak leading to the loss of over 360 lives, most of whom are children, as well as school closures and restrictions on public gatherings.
  • Pray for communities for whom conflict has created additional obstacles to safe water and sanitation. Pray for Tearfund’s partners who are facilitating WASH projects in complex and often under resourced contexts such as internally displaced persons camps.
  • Pray that regions experiencing drought would receive rainfall at the right time and in the right amount to meet needs. Pray for infrastructure and innovation to capture available water and make it accessible to everyone, particularly the most vulnerable.
  • Pray for local churches and Christians to be mobilised as agents of God’s provision, both amongst communities in East Africa experiencing water scarcity and drought, and in Australia.