The Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA) - providing water to Palestinian children
Students at the Rafah Preparatory Boys School & New Rafah School accessing clean and safe drinking water
Infrastructure support Palestine 2019 2020

Maia Project: Bringing Clean Water to the Children of Palestine

The Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA)

Humanity 4 Palestine has teamed up with MECA to help the Maia Project obtain a new water system that will be built for Rafah Preparatory Boys School & New Rafah School which serves approx. 2200 pupils, including 5 years of water system maintenance.

The Maia Project (Arabic for “water”) works to provide tens of thousands of Palestinian children with clean, safe drinking water by installing water purification and desalination units in schools throughout the Gaza Strip.

In Gaza, 95% of water is unfit for human consumption. Numerous military attacks on the Gaza Strip have devastated its water infrastructure and the ten-year siege of Gaza has created a shortage of pipes, building materials, fuel, and electricity. The water in Gaza is polluted with untreated sewage, agricultural chemicals and it is brackish from seawater. Gaza’s water crisis poses grave health risks to children.