Yemen is described as a water-scarce country and one at high risk of running completely dry.
Typically, local communities have access to minimal public services and for IDPs living in remote areas, the current state of affairs presents a much weightier problem.
Not only have wells run dry, the poor state of infrastructure and lack of development within the country means that access to this vital and life-sustaining resource is becoming increasingly limited, as ground-water dwindles and rainfall proves insufficient for the needs of people and livestock. The water scarcity reality is that people turn to unclean sources, which - in turn - leads to illness and in areas where medical services are unavailable - the case with IDPs - death is often unavoidable.
Gift of the Givers has responded to the need for potable water by using water tankers to deliver water. Areas unreachable by our tankers are serviced by the provision of multiple Point-of-Use products which purifies water on-site. Targeted beneficiaries include not only home-users, but medical and education facilities as well, thus ensuring they are able render much-needed services to the community.
Response by Gift of the Givers includes the provision of water tankers and the provision of water purification Point-of-Use products.