Each year, 5 million people die because of water-related diseases (malaria, cholera, typhoid, dysentery, etc.). 1 billion people in the world cannot access to clean water and every 20 seconds 1 child dies before they grow up due to thirst or water-related diseases.
We can say that there is almost no agriculture and livestock in African villages. Because there is no enough water resource in the region. There is no life without water. Villagers are constantly forced to leave their homes and migrate to areas with water. Since the water resources in the region are not sufficient, people are constantly migrating and the number of deaths from water-related diseases during these migrations reaches to the serious levels.
Due to diseases related to hunger and thirst, edema begins to appear in the bodies of children. Thirst reaches such extent that people are forced to consume dirty water out of necessity, which leads to the deadly cholera disease. Thousands, sometimes even hundreds of thousands of people die from water-related diseases because proper treatment cannot be done in these regions, where health facilities are limited - sometimes not even at all.
In addition to general health screening in health camps, Care Association also screens common water-related diseases such as malaria, cholera, typhoid and dysentery - due to the drought in the region and applies the necessary treatments according to the screening. In various countries in Africa (Chad, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Uganda, Kenya, etc.), we also drill water wells with donations received from you so that people do not leave their villages because of water shortage. We are witnessing that the water wells increase the quality of lives in those regions and we will continue to drill water wells so that no one on earth dies because of thirst, so that people do not leave their homes and villages to reach the water.