Water and Refugees


 Did You Know?  

 What Can You Do?  

  • Believe that any small action for justice really counts and commit to one habit that will help end water scarcity and pollution—taking a shorter shower and purchasing used clothing are examples.
  • Donate to the AMSSND/Beyond Borders Water Initiative
  • Donate to WASH, UNICEF’s Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene program
  • Learn more about the economic, social, health, and educational impact of water scarcity
  • Renew your commitment as a member of a Blue Community—use bottled water only in emergency situations.
  • Renew your efforts to end climate crises that foster floods, extreme storms, heat waves and droughts, which, in turn, cause forceable displacement of humans and species extinction. Click here for everyday ideas!
  • Ponder the great mystery of how you and water are intimately interconnected and that up to 60% of you is actually comprised of water. Live and pray out of this sacramental mystery each day. You might use this prayer resource.
  • As you drink a glass of water, cook, shower, or brush your teeth, be grateful for the gift of “Sister Water.”


“Come, all you who are thirsty. …” —Isaiah 55:1

Loving God, we ask for Your blessings on children, mothers, fathers, and communities who are thirsty. Purify, protect, and multiply their water sources. Strengthen their resolve so they may fully enjoy the benefits of clean water — essentials like education, gardens of fresh produce, and good health.

Loving God, send your Spirit to rekindle my efforts for justice when the work becomes discouraging, overwhelming, seemingly fruitless, or in vain. “Oh Lord, I believe; help Thou my unbelief” when change seems impossible. This I pray, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

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