Israeli Authorities Cutting Water Supplies Increase UN’s Concern For Gaza

2 Mins Read Deepanwita Dey 20 Nov 2023
Israeli Authorities Cutting Water Supplies Increase UN's Concern For Gaza

It has been more than a month since Insael’s capture in Gaza. This unlawful blockade continues to make life even more difficult for citizens along the Gaza Strip. Forget about having the luxury of life; people there are fighting for basic human rights like –

  • Proper food delivery.
  • Water.
  • Electricity.

Health facilities (After the continuous rate and bombing in the Gaza hospitals, which is gravely disrupting the peace in a place of healing). According to the latest data, there have been a total of 51 attacks on Gaza health facilities between the 7th and 17th October.

This is becoming a grave concern for the UN amidst the increasing death rate. Even during the aggravation of war, this Palestinian region is having to fight water-borne diseases like Typhoid and Cholera.

The head of UN relief concludes with a heavy heart that on his survey, every little girl or boy he has met only asked for some fresh bread.

Children who are below the working age and do not have the cognitive capacity to work. By nature, they are dealing with the worst side of the war. Orphaned at such an age and searching their way out of this nightmare.

To worsen it, on October 7th, Israeli authorities shut off the water supply chain for Gaza. Since then, only limited water has been supplied to the region. Some via the water system, while others enter from Egypt. (Source)

Needless to say, it is not enough to help survive the lot. Especially when most of the Gaza population depends on their local water supply. The public health crisis due to an active war was already on the rise, and now other health crises due to environmental factors are also on the rise. Even the WHO is concerned about the water crisis since no health facility can perform well without clean water supplies.

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