Water and Sanitation
The semi-arid Middle East suffers from a chronic lack of water caused by climate change, drought, growing cities, over-consumption, waste and pollution. Pollution caused by raw sewage and rising seawater infiltration makes 90 percent of Gaza’s water unfit for human consumption. Nearly 10% of Palestinian communities in the West Bank remain without access to piped potable water systems.
ANERA expands access to clean water
For nearly four decades, water access and sewage management have been at the heart of ANERA’s programs across the Middle East. Our engineers know the range and scope of the problems their communities face and have the expertise to fix them.
With funding from the US and other governments, we erect reservoirs, repair and expand water networks, renovate water sewage systems, repair hospitals and clinics, install clean toilets in preschools.
Water and Sanitation Stories
Water is a critical yet diminishing resource in the Middle East, and that poses serious challenges for the region’s farming community.
A massive rainfall in Gaza left homes and businesses flooded with water, garbage and sewage.
The groves of citrus and palm trees are a welcome sight in the mostly desert landscape of Jericho. It takes a steady supply of water to keep the plantings alive.
In this film we feature six people who have flourished over the years thanks to the on-going support of ANERA’s community of donors.