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Throughout life, there are certain essentials which should be met across the world. From access to food, shelter and medical supplies right through to clean water and sanitation, these are all vital components for leading a basic, happy life.
However, there are many people across the world who sadly still lack access to these most basic supplies. This can become problematic as these are not things that people simply want, they are things that they need.
August marks the occasion of Water Quality Month, an annual event set up to raise awareness about water quality and the issues faced when people are left with an inadequate water supply. Whether it is through pollution or issues relating to accessing proper water and sanitation, there are many problems which can arise as a result of poor water quality. However, in today’s throwaway consumerist culture, it can be easy to forget just how important a role water plays in our lives. When we pollute our water supply, this can lead to knock-on effects for other people and the environment much further down the line. Water has the power to sustain all life – without it, we simply wouldn’t be able to survive.
For that reason, it is absolutely essential to work towards providing full access to clean water, both in our own communities and across the world. Closer to home, we can help by monitoring what we put down our drains, sinks and toilets as well as being more conservative with our water usage.
On the other hand, we should also endeavour to help provide regular access to clean water for people who don’t currently have this necessity across the world. Here at Muslim Aid, we are currently running an emergency appeal for the people of Gaza to help provide assistance to as many people as possible. Due to the ongoing issues and concerns within Gaza, the water infrastructure is severely lacking. The existing water supply is majorly polluted, water purification machines are not operational and, as a result of this, the risk of contracting water-borne diseases is worryingly high.
We are currently working on the ground in Gaza, providing relief through the building of modern water stations. These water plants are able to provide clean and safe water to the residents of Gaza, saving lives and providing consistent access to this most basic need.
Donate today and help us to continue in our goal to provide clean drinking water and sanitation solutions to as many people in need as possible.