SUDAN Seven months of the year Sudan's suffers from the lack of rain. Rivers dry up, plants wither and the need for water escalates in the desert areas for refugees often forcing them to use the muddy water to drink.
100 Wells Campaign's pursuit for clean water for the impoverished area has just completed its 62nd well. The organization also provides funding for water purifiers, water bowsers (storage tanks) and ways to transport fresh drinking water.
According to the 100 Wells Campaign's website, approximately 80 percent of sickness in Africa is related to bad water and "in Darfur (Sudan) perhaps more than anywhere on the planet, clean water is critical."
The devasting effects of genocide in Darfur have forced refugees to resettle in rural desert areas like Jaac where clean water does not exist. The campaign, a part of the Persecution Project Foundation, wants to build 100 wells for Jaac area in Sudan.