UNICEF delivers 44,000 bottles, but Gaza needs water for 2.3m people

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GAZA — The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) announced that it transported over 44,000 bottles of drinking water to the Gaza Strip via the Rafah crossing on Saturday. However, this quantity is only sufficient for a single day for 22,000 people.اضافة اعلان

In a press statement released by UNICEF's Executive Director, Catherine Rass on Saturday night, she emphasized the critical humanitarian and protection crisis facing one million children in Gaza. She stressed that the delivery of water is a matter of life or death, with every minute being crucial, the Jordan News Agency, Petra reported.

Significant portions of Gaza's infrastructure, including vital water and sanitation systems, have been reduced to rubble during about two weeks of Israeli bombardment. They can now produce only 5 percent of the normal water levels. Currently, the population of Gaza, approximately 2.3 million people, has access to less than 3 liters of water per person per day.

UNICEF has stated that they have additional emergency supplies for up to 250,000 people stored at the Rafah crossing, which can be brought into Gaza within hours, with more supplies on the way. They emphasize the necessity of allowing humanitarian supplies to reach children and families in need safely, wherever they may be, in accordance with the laws of war.

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