About 800,000 residents of Gaza have no access to clean water, - UN

Source : 112 Ukraine

About half of the water supply networks in the Gaza Strip were damaged during the conflict
17:30, 23 May 2021

Isreal Palestine conflict

The United Nations says approximately 800,000 people in Gaza do not have regular access to clean piped water, as nearly 50 percent of the water network was damaged in the recent raids by Israel. This is reported by AlArabiya.

Quoting Gaza’s public works and housing ministry, the UN’s office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said nearly 17,000 residential and commercial units have been damaged or destroyed in the 11-day attack.

These include 769 housing and commercial units that have been rendered uninhabitable, at least 1,042 units in some 258 buildings which have been destroyed and another 14,538 units that have suffered minor damage.

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A ceasefire took effect Friday after an 11-day offensive that left more than 250 dead — the vast majority Palestinians — and brought widespread devastation to the already impoverished Gaza Strip.

The UN said 53 education facilities, six hospitals and 11 primary health care centers have been damaged since May 10.

One health center was severely damaged, the UN said, while one hospital is not operational because of lack of electricity.

About 140 Ukrainians have expressed a desire to return to Ukraine from the Gaza Strip. This was announced by the spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Oleh Nikolenko, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

"Currently, about 140 Ukrainians have expressed a desire to return to Ukraine. Basically, these are women and children who live in the Gaza Strip," Oleh Nikolenko said.

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