GAZA HOLOCAUST AND GENOCIDE 27.12.2008-18.01.2009

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Half a million Palestinians in Gaza without water: UNRWA


Half a million Palestinians in Gaza without water: UNRWA | AUDIO


Palestinians in the Gaza Strip lack water.

And according to the UN agency assisting Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, the Israeli air and ground offensive has caused extensive destruction to the water supply infrastructure.

UNRWA Spokesman John Ging says water is a huge issue for about 500,000 people particularly in the Gaza City area and also in the north.

"They don't have running water in their homes anymore; there's no way to get it to them because the network is damaged in the areas where the fighting is being conducted. The Coastal Water Utility who are responsible for maintenance of the system have lost three staff over the course of this conflict in the conduct of their duties and so it's not feasible for them to try any further until there's a cessation in the hostilities to get out there to repair the infrastructure."

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