The Maasai in Amboseli, Kenya are facing severe challenges due to lack of clean water. MCV has received reports of Maasai children dying due to water-borne diseases in this area. Due to climate change and other factors, the droughts are increasing and it is severely affecting the Maasai community, and the shortage of water is causing many health problems and even deaths.
With the spread of the Coronavirus since the beginning of 2020, our world is facing unforeseen events currently and we have had to come together like never before for combatting this pandemic. Access to safe water for clean and efficient sanitization is critical. The Masaai people are facing water scarcity as they barely have enough water for drinking purposes. The need for clear water is increasing during these difficult times. Clean water is needed to maintain the hygiene standards of the community and keep them safe from contracting the virus. All of us do understand how we need water for trivial but crucial things like washing our hands, to follow basic guidelines issued by the WHO. The Masaai people need urgent access to clean water, given the circumstances.