One in 10 people lack access to clean water. Water is essential for drinking, sanitation and hygiene, and food production. Some areas in the world rely entirely on water for their livelihoods.
Women and young girls are disproportionately affected by the water crisis as they often carry the burden of collecting water for their families. This leaves little time for them to prioritize work and education, further forcing them into the cycle of poverty. To add, nearly 1 million people die each year from water, sanitation, and hygiene related diseases. Children are the most susceptible, which in turn affects their ability to go to school.
Safe water can mean the difference between life and death. At Islamic Relief, our vision is a world free of poverty, and access to clean water is a stepping-stone in achieving it.
Islamic Relief’s water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs aim to rebuild community infrastructure through interventions like solar-powered water resources and raising awareness on best practices regarding sanitation and hygiene. Around the world, we’re helping vulnerable communities build better lives for themselves and for generations to come.
A few of our interventions include:
Thanks to you, we’ve been able to accomplish so much. But there’s still so much more to do. By continuing to support our efforts towards water programs, you can help make a difference in the lives of those in desperate need.