In a protracted crisis, more children die from water-related diseases than from direct violence.
Water supplies, sanitation, and heating systems are bound tightly together. In armed conflicts damage of critical water infrastructure endangers the lives of millions of people every day.
Photos selected for this exhibition feature the everyday challenges of water access in conflicttorn eastern Ukraine. They tell the stories of children who endure to get by. They also portray “water heroes” who work tirelessly to keep the water running.
With support from the Government of Germany, UNICEF has been working with public water utility companies to provide emergency assistance, carrying out critical repairs and upgrades to keep water running for more than 1.8 million people in 2018. In 2019, UNICEF and partners helped nearly a million people access clean water on both sides of the ‘contact line’.
Christopher Morris is an American photographer, who began his career as a documentary conflict photographer working almost exclusively for TIME Magazine. Simultaneously to his career as a photojournalist, Morris has expanded his work into the fashion world. He has received various awards. Morris is a founding member of VII Agency based in New York.
Ashley Gilbertson is an Australian photographer and writer living in New York City widely recognized for his critical eye and unique approaches to social issues. Gilbertson is a member of the VII Agency, a frequent contributor to The New York Times, and a collaborator with the United

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