How Water Gets From The Nile To Thirsty Refugees

photo of water cans: How Water Gets From The Nile To Thirsty Refugees

“Water was the biggest thing,” says journalist Tim McDonnell of the scene at the refugee settlement of Palorinya in northern Uganda. Since December, 146,000 South Sudanese have crossed the border, fleeing the violence of the civil war. And without enough water to drink, they would quite literally die.

He’d see them line up each day with their jerrycans to get the 15 liters of water for daily use. That’s a … [more…]