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Gaza municipality issues “urgent appeal” amid acute water shortage

Thursday 18-April-2024


The Gaza Municipality issued an “urgent appeal” on Thursday pleading with all relevant parties to act immediately to send fuel to provide citizens with water supplies and prevent acute thirst and environmental and health emergencies brought on by water shortage.

The Gaza Municipality stated in its appeal, “Due to the exhaustion of the limited fuel, all water wells in the city have completely stopped ten days ago.”

It stated that Gaza City is currently suffering from an acute water shortage, particularly in light of the complete destruction of the desalination plant in the northern regions and the continuous cessation of water pumping from the “Mekorot” line since October 9.

The Municipality further pointed out that the crisis has now reached its peak as temperatures began to rise and consumption increased.

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