Hormozgan province in southern Iran is no stranger to disaster. After an earthquake in 2005 left a path of devastation across the province, another earthquake in September has caused additional damage to villages still struggling to recover.
With most aid going to the mainland, several villages on Qeshm Island have been left without clean drinking water, increasing the susceptability of disease. Operation Mercy is providing water tanks that will ensure clean water for more than 3,000 families. Village committees are erecting the foundations to ensure local participation.