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Gaza Municipality: Water shortage reached 90%

October 13, 2023 at 2:38 pm

Civil defense members and residents conduct search and rescue operation amid rubble and destroyed buildings after Israeli airstrikes continue on the seventh day in Rafah, Gaza on October 13, 2023 [Abed Rahim Khatib – Anadolu Agency]

The Gaza Municipality has said that it is suffering from a severe shortage of water with the percentage of shortage reaching approximately 90 per cent due to the Israeli occupation’s halt of water and electricity supplies to the Gaza Strip as well as the suspension of the seawater desalination plant’s operations in light of the escalation of the Israeli aggression.

The destruction of buildings and residential facilities and significant damage to the infrastructure, particularly water wells and sewage plants, have exacerbated the situation.

In a statement issued yesterday, the municipality expected that the residents of the Gaza Strip would suffer severely from water shortages in the current and coming periods.

“We are currently working on providing as much water as possible to alleviate the crisis,” the municipality added.

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