Blessing of Waqf Well Reaches Deir Al-Balah Area in Gaza

With the depth of 65 meters, the Waqf Well provides water to the residents of Abu Al Ajeen, Deir Al Balah, Gaza.

Aksi Cepat Tanggap partners in Gaza tests newly-constructed Waqf Well in Abu Al A'jeen area, Deir Al Balah, in January. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, DEIR AL BALAH - Efforts to provide clean water sources continue to be carried out for the people of Gaza through the construction of a Waqf Well. In early January, Global Wakaf- Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) finished the construction of a 65-meter-deep well in the Abu Al A'jeen area, Deir Al Balah.

Said Mukaffiy from the Global Humanity Response - Aksi Cepat Tanggap reported that the construction of the Waqf Well in Abu Al Ajeen was completed within 15 days. The borehole well was drilled using a 12-inch iron pipe with a depth of 65 meters. The well is also equipped with a water pump.

“The Waqf Well is equipped with pipelines to facilitate the water distribution to various areas of the city and the expansion of the electricity network. Insha Allah, as many as 3,000 families or 20,000 people benefit from this waqf well,” Said reported.

This well covers the district of Abu al-A'ajjin, a marginal area located on the outskirts of Deir al Balah near the Wadi al-Salqa Valley. This neighborhood is considered an impoverished area and is in dire need of water due to its population density.

Said explained that the Deir El-Balah region is experiencing severe water shortages because of the high salinity of the water. As an agricultural city, the need for water for farming is very high in Deir Al-Balah.

"This Waqf Well benefits many communities, including economically underprivileged families who have difficulty getting clean water. With this Waqf Well, they can access clean water easily, regularly, at any time,” ended Said. []