Water for life in Gaza
The Prophet (PBUH) said, “The best charity is giving water to drink.” (Ahmad).
£15 – Provide clean water for 1 person in Rafah, where 97 per cent of water is undrinkable by helping us to build a desalination plant.
£30 – Provide clean water for 2 people in Rafah, where 97 per cent of water is undrinkable by helping us to build a desalination plant.
£60 – Provide clean water for 4 people in Rafah, where 97 per cent of water is undrinkable by helping us to build a desalination plant.
Reap the rewards of providing clean water to marginalised people in Palestine for many years to come.
97 per cent of Gaza’s water is polluted. Give water, save lives
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 percent of child deaths in Gaza are linked to contaminated water.
The entire population of the Gaza Strip depends on one single aquifer for water, which is chronically contaminated by saltwater and sewage. Around 97 per cent 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 per cent of their income to buy water, often at extortionate rates.
Give clean water, reap the rewards for years to come
With your help this Eid, we will build a desalination plant – including three wells – in Rafah, providing safe drinking water to up to 60,000 people for 15 years. When you give just £15, you’ll provide one Palestinian with a sustainable source of clean water.
Now, with the spread of COVID-19, the need for clean water is more urgent than ever before.
Our work in Gaza
We’ve been changing lives in Palestine for 20 years. Our recent work includes building a desalination plant for 15,000 people at Al Aqsa University, supporting over 3,000 children through winter in Gaza, and helping to fight the critical medical crisis by providing 10,000 medicines. Last year, we also set up an education and welfare centre, ensuring 450 Palestinian students have the opportunity to access school.
“There are no days on which righteous deeds are more beloved to Allah than these ten days.” (Bukhari)
Give during Dhul Hijjah, and reap the untold blessings of this sacred month. Your charity will help to ensure that the local community doesn’t resort to drinking unclean water, while reaping the benefits of an ongoing charity for many years to come.
Follow the footsteps of the prophets, give, and support the most vulnerable in these blessed days of Dhul Hijjah.