The average Kenyan must make do with 1/600th the daily water allowance as an average American.
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International Medical Corps operates in emergency relief settings, in conflict and post-conflict environments, and in more stable conditions where the task is supporting longer-term development, such as the remote and arid Samburu district in northern Kenya.

Water is so scarce in this area that local residents limit themselves to about one-half liter per day - or about 1/600 of what the average American consumes. International Medical Corps worked to boost access to clean water for some 45,000 people by rehabilitating existing but damaged wells and water points. Village water committees then operated the revived water sources, built community sanitation and hygiene awareness campaigns, and supervised the construction of more than 2,000 latrines for schools and private residences.

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