ACTNews, JAKARTA – Water is a basic need for every human being that should be easily accessible by anyone. However, this does not apply in countries that are experiencing a water crisis. There are billions of people who are still waiting for access to clean and decent water to survive.
According to the World Resources Institute (WRI), 17 countries – home to one-quarter of the world’s population— face “extremely high” levels of baseline water stress.
Countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) the most severely affected by the water crisis. The World Bank found that this region has the greatest expected economic losses from climate-related water scarcity, estimated at 6-14% of GDP by 2050.
To support those afflicted with a water crisis, Global Wakaf-ACT strives to provide Waqf Wells as a form of support in solving the crisis by providing adequate clean water access and sanitary facilities.
“Alhamdulillah, the benefits of Waqf Well construction have reached several countries. In 2021 Global Wakaf-ACT has built Waqf Wells in nine countries including Bangladesh, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Palestine, Myanmar, Somalia, Uganda, and Yemen,” explained Said Mukaffiy from ACT’s Global Humanity Response-ACT Team, Monday (6/28/2021).
The benefits of Waqf Well by Global Wakaf-ACT have reached more than 150 thousand people in nine countries from January to June 2021.
"Efforts to build Waqf Wells should always be supported by Generous Benefactors. We should be grateful for having easy access to clean water because our brothers and sisters out there are always hit by drought, forcing them to travel for kilometers just to get a drop of water," added Said.