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25 May 2021 Tel Aviv, Israel
Aid agencies ramp up water aid to Gaza following ceasefire. Substantial damage to critical infrastructure leaves hundreds of thousands in need of humanitarian assistance. Rush to restore basic water, sanitation and hygiene services.
25 Feb 2020 WASHINGTON DC, United States
United States President Donald Trump’s long-awaited “Peace Plan” for the Middle East, revealed 28 January, has come under fire for disregarding the political and economic needs of occupied Palestine and lack of recognition or acknowledgement of one of the most contentious issues that abounds throughout the region: allocation of water resources...
19 Feb 2019 GAZA CITY
Israel’s targeting of agricultural, water and energy infrastructures in the West Bank and Gaza Strip has had dire impacts on human welfare and livelihoods in both locations, a new report by researchers at Duke University and the University of New Hampshire shows. The report is based on an original database that identifies 982 incidents between 2006 and 2017 in which Israeli forces, agencies or settlers damaged, destroyed, disabled or restricted access to sites and structures that provided food, clean water and other essential services to Palestinians.
18 Jan 2019 GAZA CITY
The White House has blocked an emergency effort to finish major U.S.-funded school, water and sewage projects in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. In the West Bank, a nearly complete multimillion-dollar sewage network in Jericho will have to be buried under asphalt and abandoned, and a $1.4 million school facility under construction in the Bethlehem area will be left behind, according to a recent document from the U...
30 Oct 2018 GAZA CITY
In recent months Dr Abu Samia has seen sharp rises in gastroenteritis, kidney disease, paediatric cancer, marasmus - a disease of severe malnutrition appearing in infants – and "blue baby syndrome", an ailment causing bluish lips, face, and skin, and blood the colour of chocolate. Before, the doctor says, he saw "one or two cases" of blue baby syndrome in five years...
16 Oct 2018 GAZA CITY
With Gaza’s water system on the verge of “collapse” a humanitarian catastrophe looms, including potential epidemics. The consequences will reach far beyond Gaza’s borders.
3 Nov 2016 GAZA CITY
Israel says it will increase its water supplies to the besieged Gaza Strip, where 70 percent of households have only sporadic access to running water. The construction of a new water reservoir was finished a few days ago, Israel's Coordination and Liaison Administration for Gaza said in a statement, which will provide drinking water to 200,000 residents of the Palestinian territory.
27 Oct 2016 GAZA CITY
Israel's control over the Palestinian water supply on the occupied West Bank has now the left Palestinian's desperate. The municipality has only been supplying water for one hour twice a week which is leaving Palestinian's mostly reliant on the rain.
12 Aug 2016 GAZA CITY
The electricity crisis in the Gaza Strip is no longer just the problem of the 1.8 million Palestinians who live there or of the Hamas regime. The chronic power deficit is creating environmental repercussions that threaten Israel’s water reservoirs, sewage system and environmental quality.
13 May 2016 GAZA CITY
For years, the Palestinians in the blockaded Gaza Strip have beenstruggling to find enough potable water to meet their daily needs. In recent weeks, Gazans have begun to notice a change in the color and taste of the water they drink, suggesting that it is contaminated.
22 Mar 2016 GAZA CITY
Water from underground aquifers in the Gaza Strip suffers a deficit of over 100 million cubic meters (mcm) a year amid extremely high pollution levels, the Palestinian Water Authority said here Sunday.
4 Sep 2015 GENEVA, Switzerland
The Gaza Strip could become "unliveable" in less than five years if current socio-economic conditions there persist, according to a report by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).The latest Report on UNCTAD assistance to the Palestinian people, prepared ahead of the UNCTAD's upcoming 62nd session, warned of the dire consequences of the eight-year-long Israeli economic blockade of Gaza, as well as three military operations over the past six years that have further crippled the territory's economy and destroyed infrastructure...