Local aid organization International Aid Campaign has facilitated the donation of much-needed water to Yemen, where water has become a scarce commodity.

IAC said that with generous aid from Maldivians, the organization has donated 1.6 million liters of clean water to the residents of Yemen during the Holy month of Ramadan.

Yemen is a water-scarce country. Protracted conflict and underinvestment in water infrastructure today deprive millions of Yemenis of access to clean and drinkable water.

Approximately 17.8 million people lack safe water and adequate sanitation services in Yemen (OCHA).

Lack of access to clean water has caused major health outbreaks, including cholera and acute watery diarrhea that started in October 2016, leading to the country’s worst cholera outbreak in modern history (2.5 million cases reported, and more than 4,000 people have died in the Yemen cholera outbreak)

The IAC has been active in conducting several aid campaigns in Muslim countries, including the besieged Palestinian enclave of Gaza.