Water Missions International is responding to the urgent need for safe water as Burundi refugees flee from political unrest and conflict into displacement camps in Tanzania. Built in 1997, the Nyarugusu refugee camp, located in western Tanzania, was designed to host a maximum of 50,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is currently serving as home to 81,000 Burundian refugees in addition to the 62,000 Congolese refugees. With growing political unrest, an additional 70,000 refugees are expected over the coming days.
Water Missions International is currently responding to meet the urgent need for safe water in Nepal as a result of the massive earthquake and aftershocks impacting the region. The death toll continues to rise as rescue teams are reaching isolated communities outside of the capital of Kathmandu. There are inadequate food and water supplies, and the threat of cholera grows each day as a result of unsanitary living conditions.
With 176 dead and 200,000 displaced, people in Malawi continue to suffer from the worst flooding ever recorded in the country’s history. Constant heavy rainfall exacerbated by the Tropical Cyclone Bansi produced dangerous flooding in the southern region of the country. Over half of the state has been declared a disaster zone and the death toll is expected to rise. As people still trapped by the flood continue to fight for survival, UNICEF reached out to Water Missions International’s Malawi staff to help assess the situation.
Julie Johnson, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Office: (843) 769-7395
Water Missions International Provides Safe Water to Dolo Town Community in Liberia
Water Missions International Sending Water Treatment Equipment to Provide Safe Water for up to 100,000 People
CHARLESTON, S.C. – Sept. 3, 2014 – Water Missions International (WMI) is responding to the emergency situation in the Republic of Liberia caused by the Ebola epidemic. Dr. Jeff Deal, the director of health studies for WMI, recently returned from Liberia after spending two weeks training hospital officials on utilizing a germ-fighting robot called TRU-D Smart UVC™, which he invented to fight hospital-acquired infections.
June 18, 2014 - A cholera outbreak in Mulwanda, a fishing village on the shore of Lake Victoria in the Namayingo District of Uganda, has killed two people and at least 110 have been reported sick.
Compassionate Engineers of Charleston-Based Water Missions International Respond to Philippine Disaster With Immediate and Long-Term Solutions + First-Hand Perspective on Rising from the Ashes
Charleston, S.C. (November 25, 2013)—Millions in the Philippines are homeless….thousands are dead….devastation is indescribable. Can we dare to hope for a silver lining in Typhoon Haiyan? Modern history--and the engineers of Water Missions International—say YES…today’s suffering can motivate tomorrow’s solutions.
First phase of response provides vital safe drinking water to 60,000 people
Charleston, S.C. (November 11, 2013) – Water Missions International has mobilized treatment equipment and staff members as phase one of relief efforts to provide safe drinking water to victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan. Two disaster response water treatment systems - sponsored by FedEx - and 10 potable water chlorinators will be able to provide safe drinking water for the daily needs of 60,000 people in communities surrounding Cebu, Philippines, one of the most impacted areas.
Assists partners, awaits with safe water treatment systems to provide the most critical need after a disaster to victims of the largest storm in recorded history
Launches 10th country program to provide safe water to tens of thousands of Tanzanians
Charleston, S.C. (October 29, 2013) – Water Missions International expands its capacity to impact communities in Tanzania with sustainable, comprehensive safe water solutions by establishing a country program, Water Missions International - Tanzania.
Water Missions International provides disaster relief, safe water for more than 20,000 people
Charleston, S.C. safe water nonprofit aids Malawi flood victims
Water Missions International provides disaster relief, safe water for more than 4,000 villagers
Charleston, S.C. - As Hurricane Sandy bears down on the Eastern seaboard of the United States, it has left a wake of destruction in its path. Caribbean nations are suffering horrific damage following the Category 1 hurricane.
Community Ownership Model Overview
WMI Provides Resources for Making 60,000 Gallons of Clean Water a Day
CHARLESTON, SC -- Since December, heavy rains due to El Nino weather patterns have caused major rivers to overflow in Bolivia. The past few months have brought the worst flooding the country has seen in 25 years. An estimated 400,000 people have been affected by the continuing swell and overflow of the Rio Mamore, with 40 per cent of flood victims being children.
CHARLESTON, SC---In recent weeks Boliviahas experienced its worst flooding in 25 years. An estimated 350,000 people have been affected by the continuing rise of the Amazon Rivertributaries. Water Missions International (WMI), a Charleston-based nonprofit Christian engineering organization dedicated to providing sustainable water systems to developing countries and disaster areas, is teaming with Samaritan's Purse to ship Living WaterTM Treatment Systems (LWTS TM) to Bolivia's hardest hit areas. Three LWTS TM systems were shipped Wednesday. Three more systems were shipped Friday.
Charleston, SC - Water Missions International has mobilized a relief operation to provide safe water to tens of thousands of people affected by the magnitude 6.3 earthquake that struck central Indonesia on May 27.
Kallar, Kalmunai, Kuala Tuha, Meulaboh...
No one at WMI ever expected to be providing relief to people in the United States. Since 1998, we have worked solely in developing countries. But as the disaster unfolded and the magnitude of destruction became clear, we knew we had to help. The only question was, how?
Project Will Give Relief to Thousands of Hurricane Stan Survivors