Give Water, Save Lives

Imagine a life plagued by a lack of water, where climate shocks lead to on-going drought, failed crops and livestock deaths. This is the daily reality for millions of people who face severe clean water shortages, for them #DryDays are every day. Unless we intervene, famine will hit the most vulnerable communities in the world and many people will die as a result of water poverty.


£50 will provide a person in need with water

Give Water, Save Lives

Plagued by drought and erratic weather

In large parts of the world unpredictable weather patterns lead to severe drought. Drought has a domino effect – first, there is no water to drink and second, crops fail. With no food, families begin to starve and there is no surplus to sell for a small income.

Without an income, families cannot fulfil their most basic needs or buy essential equipment for other income-generating activities to lift themselves out of poverty.

Sustainable water projects

It is vital that we put in place sustainable water projects to help mitigate the effects of drought. Islamic Relief has been working to build farmer’s resilience and increase their ability to adapt to climate change to help eliminate #DryDays.

Our recent project in Somaliland rehabilitated existing water sources, erected water tanks and installed irrigation systems to enable farmers to continue to produce food during periods of drought.

Say no to #DryDays every Friday

To highlight the plight of millions of people who live in water poverty, we are launching a social media campaign that will ask you to think about how difficult your life would be without access to clean water.

On Fridays, our #DryDays, you will be invited to take part in fun challenges, share thought-provoking content and learn more about giving to such an important cause.


Save lives today

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)

Access to clean water is a human right and we are working hard to ensure that greater water equality is achieved across the world.

Your donations will save lives and regenerate whole communities for generations to come ensuring there are no more #DryDays – so please give generously.

Give Water, Save Lives