Agricultural Waqf Well Supports Farmers in Gaza’s Al-Attatra

Global Wakaf – ACT supports the agricultural sector of the besieged Gaza Strip by constructing its 35th waqf well which serves as a water source for irrigation in the farmland in Al-Attatra.

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Water from the Waqf Well is able to irrigate agricultural land in Gaza. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, GAZA – Al Attatra is one of the towns west of Beit Lahia city known as one of the agricultural areas in Gaza. The soil in Al Attatra is considered fertile and suitable for cultivating a variety of crops and producing a variety of high-quality agricultural products.

However, the blockade imposed on Gaza has threatened the livelihood of the farmers at Al-Attatra. The blockade has diverted the flow of clean water that should flow through Gaza, making clean water crisis inevitable. Consequently, the farmers had to deal with difficulty irrigating their farmlands and are threatened by crop failure.

To ease the hardship faced by the farmers in the area, Global Wakaf – ACT began the construction of a waqf well in Al-Attatra in August.

"Alhamdulillah, the construction of the 50-meter-deep water well was finished in late September. Dozens of volunteers and local residents were involved. This waqf water well is expected to be able to help farmers in Al Attatra to irrigate their land," said Firdaus Guritno from Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT)’s Global Humanity Response on Wednesday (9/29/2021).

Firdaus added that the water well in Al-Attatra is the 35th waqf well built in Gaza. This well is expected to benefit 5,000 residents.

"If the agricultural sector advances, it will have a broad positive impact throughout Gaza. In addition to advancing the economy of farmers and other workers who are in the agricultural industry, the harvests can also supply the food needs in the markets of Gaza. As a result, in the long run, the food insecurity rate can be decreased," concluded Firdaus.[]