Failing Sanitation Infrastructure in Gaza

Report from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on the shortage of water infrastructure in Gaza:

the longstanding shortage of adequate sanitation infrastructure in the Gaza Strip has resulted in the discharge of around 90 million litres of untreated or partially treated sewage into the sea every day, posing serious health and environmental hazards. Development of water and sanitation infrastructure has been severely impacted by the import restrictions imposed by Israel in its nine-year blockade of the Gaza Strip.

Gaza: shortage of sanitation infrastructure raises health and environmental concerns [via OCHA]

 Polluted beach in Gaza city, June 2016. Photo by OCHA

Polluted beach in Gaza city, June 2016. Photo by OCHA