Unclean Water in Yemen
In Yemen, drought and unclean water are two of the biggest issues people are facing on a daily basis. Because of water scarcity and the lack of rain in the past few years, we have taken it upon ourselves to help the worst-hit villages. At Saba Relief, we believe that clean water is one of the first steps to overcoming poverty and sickness. Therefore, we aim to provide clean drinking water to as many poor and needy families in Yemen as possible.
It is a basic human right, acknowledged by the UN, to have access to clean water and sanitation: something that is essential to the realisation of other human rights. Water is necessary for any and all life to survive – and a lack of which, results in severe illness and death. When living in suitable living conditions, it is hard to imagine a life without basic necessities, but that’s the reality of the Yemeni population today.
The Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said:
“The best charity is giving water to drink” and he was the most generous in giving charity”
— (as narrated in Ahmad)
With our various Water Programme, we strive to achieve the following objectives:
A sponsored, manual water well becomes the lifeblood, that is connected to the heart of a rural village. You can be the one to donate a water well and enhance the lives of many, today.
Family Water Tank
Deaths caused by cholera in Yemen have skyrocketed, and that’s beyond the 3.34 million already displaced people around the country.
Public Water Tank
In the light of Yemen’s water scarcity, Saba Relief has initiated the Public Water Tank project to provide relief among public and communal locations.
Give the necessity of life for just £10 a month or £120 a year.
19.3M People are Struggling
Currently, more than half the population of Yemen – some 19.3 million people – are struggling to find clean drinking water. Already being one of the most water-scarce countries in the world, ongoing conflict and poverty has only resulted in further damage to water systems throughout Yemen.
Over Half a Million Die Due to Diarrhea
Further unsettling statistics reveal that 842,000 people are affected by – and die from – diarrhea alone each year. Unsafe water as the cause of this, is the single biggest obstacle to the progression and health of communities in Yemen.
We Are Here to Help
Saba Relief is committed to provide the people of Yemen with access to clean water and sanitation. By regularly assessing the need for water in Yemen, we tailor specific solutions to problems that relate to the wellbeing of communities.