Gaza suffers acute shortage in drinking water: OCI
By Rizwan Khatik - Sun Jun 24, 1:32 pm
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) stated that the Gaza Strip is suffering an acute shortage in potable water, because of its reliance on groundwater, which is plagued by pollution and high salinity.
The OIC said in its monthly report, which monitors the humanitarian conditions in the coastal enclave, that 95% of Gaza’s water is undrinkable, stressing that this problem falls within what is classified as “a real crisis in preventive health.”
Thus, it called on donors as well as human rights and environmental organizations to establish water desalination projects in Gaza, emphasizing the importance of modernizing and developing the Strip’s sewage network.