Waqf Well Brings Happiness to the Impoverished Residents in Gaza’s Al-Maghazi Camp

A waqf well was built in Al Maghazi Camp in Gaza. The area, which is known as an impoverished settlement, is experiencing a severe water crisis due to the lack of adequate water facilities.

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Construction of a Waqf Well in Al Maghazi. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, GAZA – Al Maghazi Camp is one of the severely impoverished areas in Gaza. Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) team observed that the majority of residents at Al-Maghazi Camp are IDPs who desperately need humanitarian assistance. They live in decrepit and uninhabitable buildings.

With a total resident of 32,000, Al-Maghazi Camp has no proper water-processing infrastructure because its poor residents can’t afford to build it.

"The residents have to walk quite a long distance to get water. Sometimes, they can only obtain very salty water that is unfit for drinking," explained Firdaus Guritno from ACT's Global Humanity Response, Sunday (11/28/2021).

In an effort to ease the water crisis in Al Maghazi Camp, in mid-November, Global Wakaf – ACT began the construction of a Waqf Well. It is planned to finish by early 2021.

Firdaus explained, through the Waqf Well, it is hoped that they can provide water for a thousand IDPs a day. He further mentioned that the 50-meter deep well that is equipped with a 12-inch wide iron pipe is capable of providing up to a thousand liters of water per hour. []