The United Nations recognises access to clean water and sanitation as a fundamental human right. When this basic right is denied, it has a devastating impact on people and communities. The lack of safe access to clean water directly affects the health, economy, dignity and security of people.
Delivery of this fundamental human right is the duty of the state. Still, in many countries, due to poor state infrastructure, lack of resources, overpopulation, scarce water resources, corruption and war, the national institutions cannot provide clean water to communities. During our work in Asia and Africa over the years, we found that the girl child and the women are at forefront for management of household water supply, sanitation, and health.
According to a report recently published by the World Health Organisation, women and girls are responsible for water collection in 8 out of 10 households with water off-premises. Also, 1 million deaths each year are associated with unclean births. Infections account for 26% of neonatal deaths and 11% of maternal mortality.
One of Muntada Aid’s core values is providing dignity to people we support. Keeping that in mind, we aim to provide clean water solutions to people within their communities and ease off their burden of daily searching for freshwater resources.
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Water resources have long been critically scarce in the Gaza Strip, and the situation is getting beyond dire. Ninety-five per cent of the water extracted from the coastal aquifer is now considered unfit for human consumption.
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.