96% of water is unsafe to drink in Gaza.
Sadly, polluted water has resulted in increased numbers of diarrhoea cases among children under the age of three. There has also been a negative effect on health, especially on children and pregnant women with risks of kidney and urinary tract diseases.
There are many international organisations who are trying to ease the water crisis by installing water purification units and whilst they work well when there is electricity, when there is a power cut, they become non-operational.
Muslim Aid have teamed up with Palestinian partner to come up with an innovative solution using solar power!
Solar panels on the roof harness the sun's energy to power the water purification stations, preventing disruption by way of power cuts.
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Providing water is the best charity
Sa’d ibn Ubadah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, my mother has died. Shall I give charity on her behalf?” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Yes.” I said, “Which charity is best?” The Prophet said, “A drink of water.” Source: Sunan al-Nasā’ī