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Michael - South Sudan

Water is the source of life. Just ask Michael, who heads up Red Cross' South Sudan country office.

South Sudan

“We see that more than 90 percent of the people fetching water are women and girls who must travel long distances,” he says.

“We’re here through the power of our volunteer network to help bring water closer to the communities and ensure that women and their families are healthier and safe.”

Better access to safe water globally gives women and girls more opportunity to work or go to school. That's the power of water. Photo: IFRC/Corrie Butler

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