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Recovery Begins After Hurricane Irma
Red Cross

Weeks after Hurricane Irma devastated parts of Florida as a Category Four storm, communities are beginning to recover and the American Red Cross is shifting focus to support these longer-term efforts. The Red Cross is working with a large team of partners to help residents move through the recovery process by connecting them to critical services and resources they need to get back on their feet.

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For Too Many Women, Access to Water Is About More Than Thirst
Nicole Wickenhauser

Every day, millions of women and children around the world walk an average of 3.7 miles in order to collect water that’s often unclean and unsafe for consumption by their families. These millions of women and children spend a collective 125 million hours a day collecting water—only to return to their homes where they labor to ensure the health and well-being of their entire families.

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I Feel Beautiful for the First Time
Becky Straw

The average woman in Africa walks three miles every day for water. Often, it’s water from putrid rivers or disease-infested swamps. Worldwide, women are more than twice as likely as men to collect drinking water. With the new freshwater wells in their villages – women have time to feel beautiful again.

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Eva Tolage 17 Year Old Clean Water Petition
This 17 Year Old Petitioned Her Govt. for Clean Water and WON
Eva Tolage

“I’ve learned that the voice of young people like me is important and should be heard. With friends, my community and supporters, we have proved that our power really can change things, that if we stand together leaders will listen. I am so grateful to every individual who in any way supported me. I know this is not my win, it is our win. Me and millions of other young people know our rights and are not afraid to fight for them. Access to clean water is my right, and now I have it.” – Eva Tolage

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Eva Tolage
Eva got the clean water she demanded

Eva Tolage, a young activist from Tanzania, launched Stand With Eva back in February 2015 and since then has been campaigning locally and nationally to get a clean supply of water for her community and school.

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