Hundreds of Palestinian Families Receive Water Tanks
Earlier this year, Life for Relief and Development launched an appeal asking donors to support a project to provide needy Palestinian families with water storage tanks. There was, and remains, an urgency to help Palestinians secure their most basic needs.
So far, approximately 300 families in the Gaza Strip have received water storage tanks. These tanks have already been installed and filled with hundreds of gallons of water. What’s more, each family will receive a four-month supply of clean water that is delivered by tanker truck to help them cope with the still dire situation in the blockaded coastal territory.
The tanks could not have come soon enough for these families, who live in an environment where 80% of the population is living below the poverty line, and where the water and sewage infrastructure is on the verge of total collapse.
Statistics from the World Health Organization indicate that the average Palestinian uses only 19 gallons of water per day, compared to 80 gallons a day for Israelis, and 152 gallons a day for Americans.
Furthermore, a report issued last October by Amnesty International states, “…For many Palestinians obtaining even poor-quality, subsistence-level quantities of water has become a luxury that they can barely afford."
Life expects the number of families who benefit from this project to steadily rise as donors and partners continue to contribute to this project.