ACTNews, GAZA – Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) recently began the construction of two Waqf Wells in Gaza this December. Located in the Al Nozha area in Jabalia City, North Gaza, the two wells are the 42nd and 43rd wells built by Indonesian waqf donors.
Firdaus Guritno from ACT's Global Humanity Response team explained that the Waqf Wells in Al Nozha will be capable of supplying up to 10 thousand liters of water per hour. The water will be supplied to residents' water storage after passing through a filtering system to make it fit for consumption.
“Al Nozha is a very busy and dense neighborhood. Most of the residents live in simple houses and do not have a steady source of income. Israeli attacks on Gaza often hit this area and damage various public facilities, including water facilities," explained Firdaus, Saturday (12/18/2021).
One of the two wells is built next to a mosque which is being renovated to help worshipers perform ablution. "Insha Allah, this will bring rewards to the donors as the Waqf wells they fund will continue to be used by Muslims in Gaza to facilitate worship," said Firdaus.
Last May, 400,000 Gazans lost access to clean water. Israeli missiles destroyed electricity and clean water services. The attacks affected three of Gaza's main desalination plants that supply clean water. In addition, the lack of electricity has rendered the water pumps unusable, making it even more difficult for households in Gaza to obtain clean water.