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UN says half a million Gaza Palestinians at risk of displacement due to flooding


JERUSALEM, December 16, 2017 (WAFA) - The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) to the occupied Palestinian territories said on Friday that over 560,000 Palestinians in Gaza residing in areas prone to flooding are at risk of temporary displacement due to the precarious state of infrastructure.

It said in its Monthly Humanitarian Bulletin for November that poor infrastructure and lack of funding put over 560,000 people at risk of flooding in the Gaza Strip.

“In the Gaza Strip, another winter season brings with it the threat of temporary displacement, property losses and health risks due to flooding and poor housing conditions. Insufficient funding, import restrictions, the ongoing energy crisis and the ed capacity of the Palestinian Civil Defense are key factors that hinder the ability of the relevant actors to reduce vulnerability and respond effectively,” said the report.


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