A Night In A Million

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Over the last ten years, Gaza has endured three major attacks, which have caused massive destruction to a number of vital facilities.

Palestinian people have been stripped of their most basic human rights. Under the siege, the entry of construction material is prohibited, as is the preservation and development of infrastructure, which means Palestinians are unable to rebuild or protect essential facilities that have been destroyed during the hostilities.

The accumulative destruction of major infrastructure, together with the failure of maintenance, and the overuse of facilities due to increased need, have taken a toll on key services. Such infrastructure spans various sectors, including electricity, energy, water, sewage system, solid waste, roads, and other services that affect the day-to-day lives of Gazans. Water has only been available in people's homes for a few hours every four days. On top of this, the water is of poor quality and is deemed unsuitable for human consumption. Existing water treatment plants in Gaza have limited capacity and are not performing well.

Clean drinking water is considered one of the scarcest natural resources in the developing world and in conflict zones, and Palestine is no exception. The underground water reserve is considered the only source of water for over 1.8 million residents of the Gaza Strip.

It is estimated that by 2020, the population of the Gaza Strip will reach 2.1 million, which will cause an increased demand for water and will also result in increased sewage water production. In addition to the huge shortage in adequate water sources, there are other factors that aggravate the water situation and its reach to residential areas.

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