ISRAEL - Clean Water to African Villages Aids Coronavirus Fight

Arno Froese

It’s estimated that 450 million people across Sub-Saharan Africa lack access to clean water and basic hygiene.

This greatly increases their risk of infection if the novel coronavirus reaches their villages. Nearly 600 COVID-19 cases are already confirmed across the continent.

Israeli nonprofit organization Innovation: Africa (iA)—which installs Israeli solar and water technologies in remote villages in Uganda, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Cameroon and South Africa—is ramping up its efforts to prevent mass infections.

“How can we tell these communities to wash their hands when there is no clean water? Their medical facilities do not have proper equipment, refrigeration or even light to work at night,” says Sivan Ya’ari, CEO and founder of the award-winning Innovation: Africa.

This year, iA expects to work around the clock to complete another 200 water and solar projects, said Ya’ari., 7 April 2020

Arno's commentary

Israel’s know-how in relation to water management in deserts is well known. We note that Uganda, Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia have no diplomatic relationship with Israel. 

As of April 2019, Israel has full diplomatic relations with 41 out of 46 Sub-Saharan African countries and embassies in 11 out of 54 African countries: Rwanda, Senegal, Egypt, Angola, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, and Cameroon.

Regardless of diplomatic relationships, Israel continues to stretch out a helping hand to whoever is in need.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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