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  • The Gaza Strip faces a potential water crisis if the Israeli blockade of the territory is not lifted, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) warns.
  • The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development and the Japanese government will provide funding for a $57 million USD sewage treatment plant project in the city of Khan Younis in southern Gaza, Palestinian water officials announced on October 7.
  • UK-based humanitarian organization Oxfam said last week that the media focus on political issues in the Gaza Strip is masking serious humanitarian issues, particularly access to clean water for the area’s 1.6 million people.
  • The Palestinian Authority has signed a memorandum of understanding with foreign donor organizations and governments aimed at improving the water sector in the Palestinian Territories.
  • 21 Jun 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GAZA A new report by two humanitarian organizations warns of serious deterioration in water and sanitation conditions in the Gaza Strip. In the report, issued on June 14, Save the Children and Aid for Palestinians said the water in Gaza “is unfit for
  • 20 Mar 2012- 12:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent France, MARSEILLE The French government will contribute $13.2 million USD to a project to build a desalination plant in Gaza, French Prime Minister Francois Fillon announced on March 12 at the opening of the sixth World Water Forum. The $395 million USD
  • 20 Feb 2012- 19:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GAZA The Gaza Water Authority is warning of a potential water crisis if power supplies to the Gaza Strip do not resume. “The power cuts that Gaza has been suffering from for many days now is seriously affecting the amount of water reaching households,”
  • 9 Jan 2012- 18:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GAZA The Palestinian Authority signed an agreement with the European Union and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to build a $10 million USD desalination plant in Gaza. The plant will start production in 2012, with a total capacity of 6,000