Reducing Water Crisis in Yemen with a Waqf Well

ACT team in Yemen has built a Waqf Well in an effort to provide clean water for people in Sana’a. This well is targeted to meet the needs of up to 5,000 people.

One of Waqf Well built by ACT in Yemen. This well is from the generosity of Indonesian people.
One of Waqf Wells built by ACT in Yemen. This well is from the generosity of Indonesian people. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, SANA’A – Construction of a Waqf Well in Sana’a, Yemen, is an effort to reduce the water crisis there. Based on the data compiled by Aksi Cepat Tanggap, 16 million Yemenis do not have access to drinking water or sanitation. 8.2 million Yemenis are susceptible to diseases due to dirty and polluted water.

Currently, ACT team in Yemen has built a Waqf Well to provide clean water for people in Sana’a. This well is targeted to meet the needs of up to 5,000 people.

“If we are consistent in helping Yemen, many people will be helped. One well can be accessed by 5,000 people. We can build more. But it takes a lot of concern from Indonesian benefactors to help and donate to Yemen,” said Mukaffiy from Global Humanity Response-ACT team.

Mukaffiy shared how valuable water is for Yemen. When ACT distributed clean water using a tank truck, adults and children ran around carrying five to ten jerry cans in their hands. Many hoses were then stretched out of the truck to be funneled to the jerry cans which were lined up. 

This condition will still be found in Yemen if none of the people change the condition. For this reason, ACT invites Indonesian benefactors to assist so that the water crisis in Yemen can be resolved.[]