Sustainable clean water in Gaza
“The best charity is giving water to drink.” (Ahmad)
The entire population of the Gaza Strip depends on one single aquifer for water, which is chronically contaminated by saltwater and sewage. Around 97% of water in Gaza is undrinkable, and, while most of us turn on the tap without a second thought, families in Gaza are forced to spend an average of 33% of their income to buy water, often at extortionate rates.
Many schools in Gaza are overcrowded, resorting to double-shifts with large class sizes. They often struggle to provide adequate hygiene facilities, putting children at risk of contracting waterborne diseases, infections, and diarrhoea.
The UN recognizes access to water as a human right, and giving water is considered the best of charities in Islam. Sadly, many people in Gaza still struggle to access clean water. In fact, 12% of child deaths in Gaza are linked to contaminated water.
Give the gift of clean water
Help us to provide sustainable access to water this Ramadan, and reap the blessings of the best of charities in this holy month.
£76 – provides access to new latrines, a prayer room and vital hygiene awareness training for one schoolgirl or teacher.
£152 - provides access to new latrines, a prayer room and vital hygiene awareness training for two schoolgirls or teachers.
£228 - provides access to new latrines, a prayer room and vital hygiene awareness training for three schoolgirls or teachers.
This project will benefit 734 people
Human Appeal's work in Gaza and the West Bank
Human Appeal has been working in Palestine for over ten years. In 2018, you helped over 300,000 Gazans with lifesaving projects that improved livelihoods and sanitation, and delivered food, shelter, and water. We installed water desalination plants in three hospitals and in Al-Aqsa University, which provides 13,000 students with 70 litres of safe drinking water every day.
One person can work wonders. Donate the best of charities this Ramadan.