According to the World Health Organisation, 90% of Gaza’s citizens have limited access to potable water.
Water flowing from taps is intermittent at best and contains a high salt content. This salty water is really not fit for human consumption, yet when desperate and because of water and electricity cuts, Palestinians in Gaza have no choice but to consume this water, giving rise to illness.
Families depend on bottled water for consumption, but many are unable to afford the additional cost.
The most appropriate solution was to develop desalination plants. Safe, potable water is made available for collection by the public or, for those too remotely located, Gift of the Givers delivers water in tankers.
Gift of the Givers response includes: Water tankers and desalination plants