Gaza Water Crisis

Clean water is essential for human survival.

Gaza Water Project

Imagine having 90% of the water in your region unfit to drink! Unfortunately, that is the case in Gaza. The entire population of Gaza relies on a single underground aquifer. 95% of its water produced is contaminated by sea water, sewage and chemicals.
Without proper water sanitation systems, water-borne diseases such as cholera and typhoid are common in Gaza. The situation is so dire that Gaza residents have been forced to buy expensive bottled water or collect rainwater for daily use.

Increasing Water Scarcity and Low Funding

The water crisis in Gaza is escalating dangerously. The unsustainable water, sanitation and hygiene situation exacerbated by the longstanding blockade has been worsened by the 2014 conflict (OCHA). Even before the 2014 conflict, the water and sanitation sector was failing to provide for the needs of the 1.8 million people trapped in Gaza, isolated from the outside world.

Gaza’s water resources are not safe to drink, and that Palestineans don’t get enough water to meet their daily needs

As a result, United Hands Relief identifies the most isolated communities that are affected by the worsening water crisis. We dig wells and install purifying units. Each well provides over 16,000 people with access to safe clean water. Gaza’s contaminated water is killing children every day. Give a monthly donation and help us provide the vulnerable children of Gaza with clean drinking water and reap the blessings for years to come!

UHR set up the Monthly Family Assistance program to reach refugees and affected families who live in extreme poverty. UHR teams and partners provide water and vital food assistance to ensure that families are well fed for one month.

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