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Clean Water for Gaza

Muntada Aid is setting up desalination plants to help ease off Gaza water crisis.

We are aiming to provide safe drinking water to communities in Gaza.

Water Crisis in Gaza

Water resources have long been critically scarce in the Gaza Strip, and the situation is getting beyond dire. Ninety five percent of the water extracted from the coastal aquifer is now considered unfit for human consumption. There is over-extraction of water from the aquifer, allowing seawater from the Mediterranean to seep into it, along with sewage and chemicals. To drink, most families depend on water they buy from private vendors at a high cost and without quality control, or on imported water. A 2012 United Nations study warned that the aquifer of the Gaza Strip could become unusable by 2017, with the damage irreversible by 2020.

Seawater desalination is one of the strategic options  to help provide 2 million Palestinians in the coastal enclave – including one million children – with safe drinking water. The desalination of seawater from the Mediterranean is essential to curb over-extraction of groundwater from the coastal aquifer, to prevent an environmental disaster and to start the slow process of aquifer restoration.

In addition to limited safe water, the Gaza Strip has long been hit by a chronic energy crisis that results in daily blackouts in family homes. 

Water Desalination Plant 

To overcome this crisis, Muntada Aid is installing a number of water desalination plants in Gaza. Each water station will provide  

  • 30,000 litres of water every day 
  • Almost 11million litres of water per year 
  • Provide clean, safe water to 5,000 people every day

                             

You can help us provide clean drinking water to thousands of people in Gaza by donating to our Water for Gaza appeal. 

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First Floor – LMC Business Wing
38 – 44 Whitechapel Road
E1 1JX

Reg Charity no: 1157117