Almost 1 million people in Gaza have lost access to clean water due to the destruction of infrastructure and their homes. To them, clean water means the chance to fight back diseases and maintain basic hygiene standards.
Many women and children in Gaza are exposed to water-borne diseases like cholera and typhoid fever. The desperate recovery of vital services such as shelters and schools have been slow moving due to the lack of building materials, escalating the COVID-19 situation even further and threatening the lives of nearly 2-million people.
Even though a full lockdown has been imposed, social-distancing and quarantine measures have reportedly been extremely challenging to implement with citizens trying to get a hold of basic necessities. With the number of cases rising, health officials in Gaza have made known that they can no longer carry out coronavirus tests because of a lack of kits.
We aim to raise $200,000 to alleviate the suffering of 300 families in Gaza by providing them with safe and clean drinking water.