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2 Billion people or almost one-fifth of the world’s population live in areas of water scarcity

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Key Facts

Clean, safe drinking water is scarce. Today, nearly 1 billion people in the developing world don’t have access to it. Yet, we take it for granted. Water is the foundation of life. And still today, all around the world, far too many people spend their entire day searching for it.

1 Billion people do not have access to water

Almost one-fifth of the world’s population, live in areas of water scarcity

2.4 billion, 1 in 3, lack access to a toilet.

In developing countries, 80% of illnesses are linked to poor water and sanitation conditions.

Every 90 seconds a child dies

Water-borne diseases kill more children under five than malaria, measles, & HIV/AIDS – combined.

Women walk 6 hours every day to get water

Women walk 8 miles,  40,000 steps, every day, just to get water that is making them sick.

2 billion drink faeces contaminated water

3.4 million deaths a year from water diseases, making it leading cause of death in world

443 million school days are lost each year

Illnesses due to contaminated water are one of the major causes of absenteeism in schools

Charity Water: Providing Clean Water

One billion people in the developing world don’t have access to it. Yet, we take it for granted. Water is the foundation of life, but still all around the world, far too many people spend their entire day searching for it. In places like Africa, time lost gathering water and suffering from water-borne diseases is limiting people’s potential. Education is lost to sickness. Economic development is lost while people merely try to survive. Access to clean drinking water and sanitation is closely linked to children’s education. Many children experience a decrease in their learning potential, which in turn leads to stunted development, lower concentration and poor academic performance.

Water scarcity can mean scarcity in availability due to physical shortage, or scarcity in access due to the failure of institutions to ensure a regular supply or due to a lack of adequate infrastructure. Water scarcity already affects every continent. Water use has been growing globally at more than twice the rate of population increase in the last century, and an increasing number of regions are reaching the limit at which water services can be sustainably delivered, especially in arid regions. Nearly half the global population are already living in potential waterscarce areas at least one a month per year and this could increase to some 4.8–5.7 billion in 2050. Give water and saves today.

Muslim Global Relief

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What We're Doing

Since 2000 Muslim Global Relief has been working in over 40 countries around the world providing remote villages and vulnerable communities with access to clean safe drinking water:

Safe water source and sanitation facilities

Installation Of water handpumps

Community Wells & Deep Water Bores

Hygiene and sanitation training

Sewage management systems, public sanitation facilities with latrines & showers 

We operate water supply tankers & build desalination plants.

Gaza: Clean water in Schools & Hospitals

Muslim Global Relief with your support has been working in Gaza for over 15 years providing humanitarian relief. Over 94% of the water in Gaza is undrinkable. We have been installing water coolers and tanks in schools and hospitals across the Gaza.

Wateraid: Our Work In Pictures

Muslim Global Relief has been providing water and sanitation assistance to thousands of people over the years. With you support we have been able to provide clean safe drinking water.

Water & Sanitation in Kouse-Jingiri Ghana

We’ve kick-started development in Kouse-Jingiri, where the residents of this remote Ghanaian village are thriving on a new safe water source and better sanitation.

Located in Upper Eastern Ghana, Kouse-Jingiri is home to 1,907 people. A lack of safe water and next to no sanitation meant open defecation was common here, and diseases caused by contaminated water and poor hygiene were rampant. The villagers were were forced to seek out expensive medical aid, when they scarcely had enough food. Their women and children walked long distances each day to fetch clean water. Often they endangered their lives to do so. But now things are different.

MGR installed a borehole water system in the centre of the village. The well has a water storage tank and functions with a motorised hand-pump that runs on solar energy. MGR also installed a covered sewage and waste management system to accommodate public sanitation facilities. We built separate latrines, showers and ablution taps for men and women of the village. Once construction was completed, MGR staff on the ground conducted awareness raising sessions with the local community about hygiene.

GET INSPIRED

Voted Charity Of The Year 2018

We were awarded the UK's Best Charity of 2018 at the National British Muslim Awards. Recognised for our outstanding work in villages across Africa, Asia & the Middle East. Working over 20 years to alleviate the impacts of poverty & sickness. Providing humanitarian relief to those affected by natural disasters, war, and conflict.
We Are No.1

Winning the Charity of the Year Award is evidence of Muslim Global Relief's excellence, dedication, and inclusivity, and it will give us strength to keep working hard and for us to have an even greater positive impact on the communities we serve.