UN report: Gaza water would be unusable by 2016

Posted: September 5, 2012 in Health, Internally displaced persons, News, war, Western Censored News
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Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

[ PIC 03/09/2012 – 09:13 PM ]


GAZA, (PIC)– A new UN reported warned that the crisis of the polluted and unclean water in the Gaza Strip is getting worse and seriously affecting the civilians’ health.

Gaza’s rapidly growing population of about 1. 64 million, which is expected to increase by 500, 000 by 2020, could soon lose its main source of fresh water from the underground coastal aquifer, which could become unusable by 2016 and sustain irreversible damage by 2020, the report said.

Clean water is limited for most Gazans to an average of 70 to 90 liters per person per day, compared to the minimum global world health organization (WHO) standard of 100 liters a day, according to Mahmoud Daher, officer in charge of the WHO in Gaza.

“We have respiratory diseases, skin diseases, eye diseases, gastroenteritis, which can all be linked to polluted water,” said Mohamed Al-Kashef…

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