The U.S. lends a lot of help to other countries that are considered 3rd world, or developing countries. This is done through military help, or non-government organizations (NGO). About 633 million people do not have access to safe water, and 2.4 billion people do not have access to toilet facilities. Many reasons for this are based upon a lack of social class, finical power, and human rights. Many countries like parts of Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, and Uganda), parts of Asia (Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, etc.) and parts of Latin America/Caribbean (Haiti, Honduras, and Peru) do not have potable drinking water and the people suffer dire consequences.
Water is not only essential for life, but critical to troops who are deployed in other countries. Specific procedures are required depending on the sect of military. Water must be protected from contamination, damage, loss, or capture. When soldiers are deployed they must do everything on their own. This includes transportation of water, washing laundry, and showering. Food preparation also requires water. Water is needed to reduce heat stroke, medical operations and, for the people that require aid.
NGOs, or non-governmental organizations are not a part of a government, or for profit business. The United States has about 1.5 million NGOs. NGOs have different levels and operate different ways. The labels include charitable donation, service orientation, participation orientation, and empowering orientation. There are different levels of organizations as well. There are community based organizations, city-wide organizations, national organizations, and international organizations.