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IRaise for Emergency Water and Sanitation in Yemen

Yemeni Families Forced to Fight Disease Without Access to Water

 The humanitarian crisis in Yemen remains the worst in the world, driven by conflict, disease, economic collapse, and the breakdown of public institutions and services. Add to that the rampant spread of diseases like cholera, dengue, malaria, and diphtheria, and, perhaps worst of all,  COVID-19, and you begin to realize just how dire the situation is.  

Part of the reason for the spread of these diseases is a lack of access to clean water and sanitation facilities: It is estimated that nearly two-thirds of the population is unable to regularly get to safe water.

IRUSA Program to Bring Clean Water to Yemeni Families in Need

To help families across Yemen’s Al-Hudaydah and Dhamar regions address this need, IRUSA, through the support of humanitarians like you, is implementing a powerful program that will make access to clean water and sanitation easier for more than 48,000 people, and will, therefore, help prevent the spread of these dangerous diseases. 

The ultimate goal is to reduce the vulnerability rates, potential risk, and impact of water-related diseases and outbreaks for both host communities and displaced families taking refuge in the area, and making sure community members from both genders have their water and sanitation needs addressed.

Here are just some of the interventions we are working on:

  • Conducting water quality and pumping tests for existing water systems

  • Rehabilitating and upgrading existing water systems, including the installation of solar systems

  • Construction of water tanks

  • Distribution of water pipes

  • Formation of management committees, for both males and females, that will be trained on the operation and maintenance of water systems

  • Training for volunteers on culturally-appropriate hygiene practices so that they can ensure practices are maintained over the long term

  • Distribution of gender sensitive and culturally appropriate hygiene kits

“The best charity is giving water to drink and He was the most generous in giving charity.”

What happens when you join the fundraising movement?

When you make the decision to fundraise for the effort, you harness humanitarian power to make a real IMPACT, and that is priceless! By fundraising, you make it possible to meet the needs of more families who are waiting for us to lend a helping hand.

And if you're reading this message, it's because you know you want to go farther and do more. 

So, let’s get to it! Just scroll to the top of the page and click "Become a Fundraiser" to set up your page. Follow the prompts to complete your page.

When you’re trying to decide on a fundraising goal, just remember: Every donation counts! Every single donation that comes through your effort, whether small or large, means another person will be served in greater ways. So aim high, and keep pushing. 
Once your page is set, you can start promoting it to your friends and family, using emails, social media, text messaging, Whatsapp … whatever way you prefer to communicate. 

If you have any questions, email IRUSA Engagement Specialist Salman Zaman at szaman@irusa.org for support. 

Most of all, remember to harness the power of you to see this through. 

May Allah (swt) reward all of your efforts - AMEEN!