Extensive damage to water, sanitation and energy infrastructure in Gaza.
Risk of further contamination of groundwater due to damage of sanitation infrastructure, including water treatment plants, pipe networks and pumping stations.
Long-term rehabilitation and development of water, sanitation and energy infrastructure will be required to meet basic needs of Gaza’s population.
14 technicians from the water and energy sector were killed during the conflict, at least 8 of them while undertaking emergency repairs in conflict areas.
WHAT WE ARE DOING ABOUT IT
Number of people in Gaza who received water and sanitation services through the ICRC's support to emergency repairs, rehabilitation and maintenance of essential infrastructure during the seven-week long conflict in 2014.
Number of litres of water delivered by water truck in 2014 to 73,000 people displaced by fighting.
Number of people in the southern part of Gaza strip who received water from upgraded water networks following the completion of a project initiated in early 2014.
Number of people who benefited from emergency repairs that brought water and sanitation services back to the pre-war level.
Number of kilometers of water networks repaired in 2014.
Number of detainees who benefited from improved conditions of detention (water supply, power supply, food storage) through the completion of 8 projects in the central prisons of the Gaza Strip.
Gaza: Power plant destroyed, electricity and water supplies collapse
30 July 2014 - The Gaza Strip now has less than 20 percent of the limited electricity supplies it had before the conflict began. Sara Badiei, an ICRC water engineer in Gaza, describes the devastating knock-on effects of the lack of electricity for hospitals and water supplies in the Strip