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Gaza Strip Update - Lack of fuel at crisis point: water and sanitation services on the verge of shutdown

Publication: 14 Nov 2023

State of Palestine WASH Cluster - 14 November 2023

What are the implications for the humanitarian water and sanitation services if fuel is not allowed to enter Gaza? To answer this question, it is necessary to understand the humanitarian water supply and survival needs of water, the specific context of the Gaza Strip water supply, and the recent water and sanitation supply levels during the conflict. Since the start of the conflict water production and sewage management have been highly reliant on the stocks of fuel to continue operating. The WASH cluster in Palestine has recorded significant fluctuations in the availability of water over the period of the conflict. The end of fuel supply in Gaza will mean that there is no capacity to treat saline water, no ability to distribute water, and no ability to pump or treat wastewater. The conclusion is that with the correct political will, the deteriorating humanitarian catastrophe can be averted. Read more here.

Gaza WASH Cluster

➡️ We encourage GWC members, donors, and other organizations to read the key messages and act upon them to support the people of Gaza.

For more information, visit the State of Palestine WASH Cluster website here.
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