boy in fountain

A young boy in Aceh Besar enjoying the piped water facility constructed by the Indonesian Red Cross Society (locally known as Palang Merah Indonesia) and its partners.

There is no doubt that clean, safe water can - both in the immediate aftermath and throughout the recovery phase of operations - save many, many lives. The International Red Cross & Red Crescent has decades of experience in providing water and sanitation infrastructure and expertise when disaster strikes.