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Gaza water crisis

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Last year, bombs decimated Gaza’s water networks, pipes, and wells. Support our Gaza water appeal and provide a sustainable source of clean water, reaping the rewards of this Sadaqah Jariyah for years to come.

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Poisoned by dirty water

“The best charity is giving water to drink and He was the most generous in giving charity.”(Ahmad)

Gaza’s already buckling water system was decimated during the 2021 attacks, and during the cyclical bombings since. During the attacks two years ago, sewage networks were destroyed, flooding streets with dangerous water. A desalination plant, which a quarter of a million people relied on for clean water, was damaged and out of service, and water pipes distributing water to 800,000 people were damaged.

£120 - Provide eight Palestinians with long-term clean water through our desalination plant in Gaza.

£45 – Provide three Palestinians with long-term clean water through our desalination plant in Gaza.

£25 – Provide one Palestinian with long-term clean water through our desalination plant in Gaza.

As we enter the holy month of Ramadan, we can turn on the tap without a second thought. Adults in Gaza can remember a time when almost everyone could turn on the tap and drink clean water. But children can barely remember a time when water wasn’t a slow killer.

97% of water in Gaza is undrinkable, forcing families to drink water they know could slowly poison them, or to spend a third of their income to buy water, often at extortionate rates.

The entire population of the Gaza Strip depends on one single aquifer for water, which is chronically contaminated by saltwater and sewage. Some families have little choice but to drink it anyway.

Giving water is considered the best of charities in Islam but, even today, many people in Gaza still struggle to access this basic human right.

Be a mercy to a community struggling to access this Sadaqah Jariyah, so that they have sustainable access to clean water.

Give the mercy of water today.

Polluted water: Gaza’s silent killer

Some 2.1 million people – the entire population of Gaza – are at risk of waterborne diseases, such as kidney failure, dehydration, and fatal diarrheal disease. The single biggest killer of children in Gaza is drinking contaminated water.

The lack of clean water in Gaza has devastating knock-on effects: it makes it difficult to halt the spread of diseases and outbreaks, it forces families to spend an average of one third of their income just on water, and it has made it all but impossible for farmers to make a decent living.

Give mercy this Ramadan.

Give clean water, reap the blessings for years to come

Donate to our Gaza water appeal, and you’ll help us to build a desalination plant, providing safe drinking water to up to 60,000 people for 15 years.

Over the last three years, you helped us to build a desalination plant in Rafah, including three wells, which is almost fully complete, providing 60,000 people with clean water.

We’re building a second desalination plant in Gaza. It’s a beautiful act of Sadaqah Jariyah, providing water and blessings year after year.

Be a mercy now.

Charity brings protection

It’s an incredible blessing to be able to give, no matter how little, as charity offers blessings and protection in this life and the hereafter, and transforms the lives of people facing hardship around the world.

Charity brings mercy upon those who receive as well as those who give. Be a mercy to a Palestinian family struggling to access water, and reap the reward of giving charity.

“Give charity without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity.” (Al-Tirmidhi)

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Why give through Human Appeal?

We’ve been working in Palestine for 30 years. Our staff aren’t parachuted in, they’re local, and they understand local needs. Our long familiarity with suppliers, protocols and emergency response in Palestine means that we can buy the best quality supplies at the most affordable price, helping your donations to be even more impactful.

When you donate to Palestine with Human Appeal, you’re empowering local, skilled staff to support the most vulnerable among them, supported by our specialist protection and emergency teams at headquarters, who have 30 years’ experience.

Our recent work includes disinfecting the entire water network of Gaza, building a desalination plant for 15,000 people at Al Aqsa University, and helping to fight the critical medical crisis by providing tens of thousands of medical supplies. Last year, we helped 67,615 people in Palestine through food security, medical, water and sanitation projects. In 2021, you helped us to support 2,047,971 people across Palestine.

Poisoned by the sea

“The best charity is giving water to drink and He was the most generous in giving charity.”

Ahmad

Help provide a sustainable source of clean water in Gaza, reaping the rewards of this Sadaqah Jariyah for years to come.

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