• Question: Why is water aid to be more important then food?

    Asked by elenahegarty to Ed, Katie, Sam, Steve, Vera on 22 Jun 2011.
    • Photo: Steven Daly

      Steven Daly answered on 21 Jun 2011:

      Water aid as in giving peolpe fresh drinking water? I think this mostly has to do with you can get a lot of nasty diseases from drinking contaminated water, such as cholera, which kill hundreds of thousands of people a year.

    • Photo: Vera Weisbecker

      Vera Weisbecker answered on 21 Jun 2011:

      I agree, water can be super-nasty in many places in the world. Also, you can live for much longer without food than without water.

    • Photo: Sam Tazzyman

      Sam Tazzyman answered on 22 Jun 2011:

      It might also be the case that it’s harder to transport water than it is to transport food (though I’m not sure about this). Plus people need water to grow their crops and feed their animals as well as for themselves.