7,000 water purification tablets

There may be water everywhere, however it is not always suitable to drink. Waterborne diseases like dysentery, cholera and typhoid ravage families, and children who are most vulnerable. Each water purification tablet is able to turn 4-5 litres of dirty water into drinking water.

Give the gift of clean water.

Purifying water for children after a cyclone

Verenaisi purifies water for the children in her village
© UNICEF/UN012956/Sokhin

Verenaisi Lakosi is showing the children in her village how she makes the water from the tap safe to drink by using a water purification tablet. After a cyclone destroyed much of their village, the community were left with severly limited access to safe drinking water. The cyclone destroyed 30 out of 46 homes in the village of Lawaki, Fiji. 
“For two days we didn’t have water to drink so we
were drinking rain water from the pieces of tin roof. ”
UNICEF prioritises the provision of safe drinking water and sanitation supplies to prevent the spread of disease. In the first week of the emergency response to Cyclone Winston, UNICEF supplied clean drinking water to 20,000 people.

This Inspired Gift helps ensure that children like Grace won't be without drinking water and sanitation supplies when disaster strikes.