5,000 Taiz Residents to Have Access to Clean Water

A waqf well as deep as 25 meters is currently under construction in Taiz District. This district is one of the districts in southwestern Yemen that desperately need clean water. The war has halted the clean water supply in this arid region.

The Waqf Well in Taiz District, Yemen, is under construction. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, TAIZ - Apart from poverty, Yemen is also riddled with water crisis. According to UNICEF, the threat of cholera and Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) still looms high in Yemen as it recovers from one of the World’s worst outbreaks in 2017. More than 1.3 people were infected and over 2,800 people died. Children were also victims, with a total of 493 deaths from 361,000 cases. Children were the worst victims. In 2018, over 361,000 suspected cases were registered, with 493 associated deaths across the country.

The war has destroyed clean water sources in Yemen. Even if they are available, the locals have to pay for it while most of them have no sources of income. The little money they have is mostly used to fulfill other needs.

Global Wakaf-ACT responded to the water crisis in Yemen by building a Waqf Well. A 25-meter-deep Waqf Well has begun construction in Taiz District, one of the districts in southwestern Yemen that desperately need clean water. The war has halted the supply of clean water in this arid region.

The construction of the Waqf Well in Taiz began in early March. Said Mukaffiy of Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT)’s Global Humanity Response, revealed that the supply of clean water from the Waqf Well is expected to have a significant impact on reducing the spread of diseases due to the lack of cleanliness and use of contaminated drinking water. This well is expected to be able to provide water for 5,000 residents around Taiz District.

"We hope that more Indonesian benefactors can continue their support for Yemen, including by building more waqf wells to help their lives," hoped Said. The Waqf Wells built by Global Wakaf - ACT have benefitted residents in various countries afflicted by crises. []