Gaza: ICRC helps restore water and electricity during hostilities and after

From 8 July  to 4 September 2014, the ICRC carried out numerous activities in Gaza to allieviate the impact of the conflict on civilians.

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  • Sewage pipe repaired

    ICRC and Coastal Municipalities Water Utility repaired outlet sewage pipe for Beit Lahia Lagoons
    Impact: Prevented sewage (26,000,000L/day) from seeping into aquifer and contaminating nearby water pipelines
    14 and 18 August
  • Repairing sewage systems

    ICRC helped repair wastewater pipeline in Jabalia
    Impact:Prevented 26 milion litres of sewage per day from contaminating the environment
  • Ash-shati

    Escorted Repairs of Ash-shati Camp water pipeline
    Impact: 70,000 people received water after 1 week
    11 July 2014
  • Main desalination plant

    ICRC purchased one high pressure pump for the main seawater desalination plant in Gaza strip
    Impact: Increase drinkable water production capacity by 50% (from 1000 m3/day to 1500 m3/day)
    14 August 2014
  • Electricity

    Increase power supply to Gaza strip by 25% through work in 5 different locations
  • Waste water treatment plant

    Notified repairs for Gaza Waste Water Treatment Plant
    Impact: Prevented sewage (65,000,000L/day) from flooding homes and neighborhoods 15 July 2014
  • Desalination in Khan Younis

    ICRC purchased two feed pumps for desalination plants in Khan Younis
    Impact: Increase drinkable water production for each plant Al Mawasi (Khan Yunis) capacity by 65%
    12 August
  • Water network in Rafah

    ICRC and Coastal Municipalities Water Utility repaired water and sewage network in Rafah
    Impact: 40,000 people receive water after 2 weeks without water and Prevented sewage (3,000,000L/day) from flooding surrounding houses
    16 August
  • Water network in Shoka

    ICRC and Coastal Municipalities Water Utility repaired water network in Shoka
    Impact: 20,000 people receive water after2 weeks without water
    16 August
  • Restoring water to 20,000 people

    ICRC helped repair water pipeline in Nusirate
    Impact: 20,000 receive water after two weeks without
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