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.
The people of Gaza continue to suffer. The blockade and the war have caused years of suffering. The public infrastructure and services are badly damaged.According to various reports, 95% of the ground water in Gaza is “well above” the guidelines for safe drinking water. About 50 percent of Gaza’s children suffer from water-related infections.The recent conflict has had a far-reaching and devastating impact on children's wellbeing, according to a new report by Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor, 90 % of the children in Gaza suffer from PTSD.
To help people overcome this diabolical situation in Gaza, Muntada Aid is installing water desalination plants and also providing Emergency Psychological Support to children in Gaza.
Eid is joy. Let’s help spread happiness this Eid al-Adha. A gift of £20 from you will make this Eid extra special for children and families living in Gaza. Your gift will help us provide toys for children and traditional Eid dessert for families in Gaza. Last year, with your support, we were able to reach hundreds of families in Gaza, with these gifts after it experienced renewed bloodshed and destruction as Israel launched a devastating 11-day military offensive on the besieged enclave.