A Waqf Well Provides Water to the Andalusia Mosque in Gaza

Generous Friends and ACT Palestine constructed a Waqf Well near the Andalusia Mosque in Rafah, Gaza. The well can produce thousands of liters of clean water. It aims to meet the water needs of the mosque congregation and the surrounding community.

Andalusia Mosque
The committees and congregation of the Andalusia Mosque are grateful for the construction of the Waqf Well. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, GAZA – The Waqf Well, donated by Indonesian donors through Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT), has been returned to Gaza. ACT Palestine and Gazans constructed the Waqf Well next to Andalusia Mosque in Rafah, Gaza. It aims to meet the water needs of the mosque's congregation.

According to Said Mukaffiy of the Global Humanity Network Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) team, the well, which can produce thousands of liters of water per day, will channel water to the mosque's pipes and faucets. The well makes it easier for the congregation to perform ablution before worshiping. Every day, at least 500 Gazan families in the vicinity of the mosque can draw water from this well.

"Insha Allah, the water produced by this well is clean and suitable for purification. Because the sucked groundwater comes from a depth of tens of meters and has passed through the filtering system, "Mukaffiy said on Thursday (5/19/2022).

The well, added Mukaffiy, is the 54th Waqf Well built in Gaza by Generous Friends. Residents can use water from the Waqf Well to meet their daily water needs in addition to the mosque congregation.

"Because 90% of the water in Gaza is polluted and unfit for drinking, Gazans can drink from this well. Waqf Well will provide clean water to thousands of Gaza residents," stated Mukaffiy.

It should be noted that the area around the Andalusia Mosque is one of the most densely populated in Rafah. Many of its residents live in overcrowded shelters along narrow roads. Unemployment and poverty rates in the region are also high, making a significant part of the population extremely reliant on international aid. []