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ICRC: Power shortage threatens basic services in Gaza

May 17, 2017, 8:45 am

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) warned on Tuesday that the severe shortages of power and fuel in the Gaza Strip have reached a critical level that threatens the provision of the basic services.

The ICRC explained in a brief press statement that these shortages threaten health care, sewage water treatment and clean water supplies, adding that there is a crisis looming in the sectors of public health and environment if there is no immediate intervention.

The statement noted that electricity is provided for the Gazan citizens for only six hours a day in the best cases.

It underlined that all aspects of life were affected in Gaza because of this crisis and that a comprehensive collapse is about to hit the infrastructure and the economy which are already worn out.