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Quoted: "Life" after a decade without water
October 15, 2010 by The IRC
|Abdulkarim Yumid, a local official, at a ceremony to inaugurate the new water system in Kurmuk. Photo: The IRC|
“The IRC has given us life today.”
- An elderly woman in Kurmuk, Western Ethiopia at a ceremony to inaugurate the town's new water system. Before the IRC restored the system — which hadn’t functioned properly for about 10 years — residents had to travel nearly two miles to another village to bring back safe, but expensive, drinking water.
Today, Blog Action Day, we are joining thousands of bloggers from all over the world to help focus attention on water as a human right. Read more about our work finding and delivering this too-scarce natural resource to communities that urgently need it.