WATER & SANITATION
An estimated 2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation (more than 35% of the world’s population)Worldwide, 780 million people do not have access to an improved water source
EVERY 2 MINUTES
Every 2 minutes a child dies from a water-related disease. Nearly 1 million people die each year from water, sanitation, and hygiene-related diseases which could be reduced with access to safe water or sanitation.
5 HOURS EVERY DAY
Children are often responsible for collecting water for their families spending up to five hours a day fetching for water sources. This takes time away from their school jeopardizing their education and future.
RELIEVE THEIR THIRST. SAFE CLEAN WATER SAVES LIVES
Did you know that 1.5 million people die from dirty contaminated water each year?
Access to safe clean water can help people stay healthy and protected from diseases, can grow food and vulnerable communities can thrive.
1 in 9 people still has no access to clean water around the world. Without clean water, over 1,000 children die from diarrhea and waterborne diseases every day. Vulnerable children under the age of 15 often bear the burden of walking miles each day to find water in contaminated streams and ponds that often get entire families sick. Lack of safe water is robbing children of their futures and education.
The UN Predicts that Gaza will be Unlivable by 2020
Clean water is essential for human survival. Imagine having 90% of the water in your region unfit to drink! Unfortunately, that is the case in Gaza. The entire population of Gaza relies on a single underground aquifer. 95% of its water produced is contaminated by sea water, sewage, and chemicals. By 2020, the United Nations predicts that all water in Gaza will be polluted and unfit for drinking, making the region unlivable.
Help Children Stay in Class
Finding water is a daily challenge for mothers and children, especially girls. Children often bear the burden of walking miles fetching for water. With a charitable monthly donation, you can lift this burden.
Break the Cycle of Poverty
Together, we can provide access to clean and safe reliable water resources across the Middle East, Africa and Asia – one community at a time.
COVID-19 Is Hard Enough
Hand washing and sanitation are recommended to fight the spread of the coronavirus. However, this may not be possible for millions who lack access to clean water.
"By 2025, two-thirds of the world's population may be facing water shortages."
Water Tanks Installation & Weekly Water Distribution
The water crisis in Gaza is escalating dangerously. The unsustainable water, sanitation, and hygiene situation exacerbated by the longstanding blockade is worsening.
Constructing Water Wells & Installing Purifying Units
United Hands Relief identifies the most isolated communities that are affected by the worsening water crisis – installs water tanks in different neighborhoods and refills them every week.
Constructing Water Wells in East Africa & Asia
Through UHR’s Build A Water Well program, you can provide safe clean water for vulnerable communities to drink, maintain their hygiene, irrigate their crops, and keep their livestock hydrated.