Children are especially vulnerable since their small bodies are more deeply affected by the dehydration caused by Cholera. The result is that every day approximately 2 000 children die world wide from contaminated water caused by a lack of sanitation. We may see war and conflicts as the most devastating threat toward our young generation, and indeed it is horrifying, but when looking at the statistics - it is not.
Why then, don’t we put more focus on this cause? The answer in cases like these is never a simple or isolated one. There is the media that sets the agenda of what we feel are the most urgent and important matters that we need to address. And the suffering of Cholera is not isolated to any one place and also spread over time.
There is also the distance between where we are and where this crisis unfolds which can make us feel detached or helpless towards the affected people. However, the truth is that we can do something! We can be a part of saving children and adults in poverty- or catastrophe stricken areas!