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  • 13 Feb 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RAMALLAH, West Bank The United Nations this week called on international donors to provide an additional $705 million USD for the more than one million Palestinians who continue to live in poor conditions without housing, adequate water and sanitation
  • 13 Oct 2014- 10:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JERUSALEM International rights watchdog Human Rights Watch today called on the United Nations and donor countries participating in a conference on providing assistance to the Palestinians to pressure Israel to stop “unjustified restrictions” on people
  • 13 May 2014- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GAZA The World Bank last week approved $13 million USD worth of financing for wastewater treatment projects in Gaza. The Palestinian Authority, the European Union, the French Development Agency, the Japanese government, the Swedish government and the
  • 16 Apr 2014- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GAZA UN officials last week called for provision of desalinated water and proper wastewater treatment in the Gaza Strip. “The strip should have good access to clean desalinated water in addition to proper, safe wastewater treatment” and electricity
  • The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) will fund $28 million USD worth of infrastructure projects in the Gaza Strip, according to KFAED officials.
  • Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad warned last week of an impending water crisis in the Palestinian territories, which will hit the Gaza Strip especially hard.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 31 Jan 2011- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEL AVIV, Israel Israel is considering disconnecting the Gaza Strip from its water and power supplies, a move likely to exacerbate water scarcity in the area in the coming months. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told French Foreign Minister
  • 21 Jun 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GAZA CITY The Israeli government has partially lifted its blockade of the Gaza Strip, allowing the entrance of three trucks into the Palestinian territory to transport material for important water and sewage projects in the territory. The Kuwait News
  • 14 Sep 2009- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GAZA CITY The United Nations urged Israel to ease its embargo of the Gaza Strip and allow the entry of spare parts and materials urgently needed to repair water and sanitation services in the region. The Gaza Strip, which is run by the Islamist group

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