UN report: Gaza water would be unusable by 2016

[ PIC 03/09/2012 – 09:13 PM ]


GAZA, (PIC)– A new UN reported warned that the crisis of the polluted and unclean water in the Gaza Strip is getting worse and seriously affecting the civilians’ health.

Gaza’s rapidly growing population of about 1. 64 million, which is expected to increase by 500, 000 by 2020, could soon lose its main source of fresh water from the underground coastal aquifer, which could become unusable by 2016 and sustain irreversible damage by 2020, the report said.

Clean water is limited for most Gazans to an average of 70 to 90 liters per person per day, compared to the minimum global world health organization (WHO) standard of 100 liters a day, according to Mahmoud Daher, officer in charge of the WHO in Gaza.

“We have respiratory diseases, skin diseases, eye diseases, gastroenteritis, which can all be linked to polluted water,” said Mohamed Al-Kashef, general director of the international cooperation department in the Gaza health ministry.

According to the UNICEF 2010 update, diseases associated with water account for about 26 percent of diseases in Gaza.

The nitrate contamination of the aquifer is believed to be a threat to infants and pregnant women in Gaza, the UNICEF said.

One of the child diseases connected to polluted water is Methemoglobinemia, or the blue-baby syndrome, which has occurred among babies born in Gaza. It is believed that high nitrate contamination in groundwater is causing the disease.

“Diarrhea, which has become very common in the Gaza Strip, is most likely linked to poor hygiene standards in enterprises which desalinate water,” says Mahmoud Daher.

“Damage to the coastal aquifer will be irreversible without immediate remedial action,” the UN report warned further.


Recommended read:


Featured

  • Gaza Siege Harshness Continues. Israel’s committing slow-motion genocide ~ by Stephen Lendman – March 23, 2012



For who does not understand the need or concept of resistance of Palestine, recommended read: History of Resistance | The Eagle of Palestine

  • The “Rocket” from Gaza Myth – Photography
  • More facts about the Rocket from Gaza Myths – Storify


Photography

Gaza Under Attack – June 23, 2012Photography
Gaza Under Attack – June 2012 – Photography
Gaza Under Attack – May 17, 2012Photography
Gaza Under Attack – April 4, 2012 – Photography
Gaza Under Attack – March 14, 2012 – Photography
Gaza Under Attack – March 13, 2012 – Photography
Gaza Under Attack – March 12, 2012Photography
Gazz Under Attack – March 11, 2012 – Photography
Gaza Under Attack – March 10, 2012 – Photography
Gaza Under Attack – March 2012 – Photography
Gaza Under Attack – Feb 2012 – Photography
Gaza Under Attack – Jan 2012 – Photography
Gaza Under Attack – Dec 2011 – Photography
Gaza Under Attack – Oct-Nov 2011 – Photography
Gaza Under Attack – Aug-Sept 2011 – Photography
Gaza Cast Lead Massacre – Photography


Israel is not looking for Peace




.

ஜ۩۞۩ஜ

Martyred By Israeli Occupation Attacks

انّا للہ و انّا الیه راجعون

May Allah Subhana wa Ta’ ala grant the Shuhada Jannatul Firdaus, and ease it for their families, loved ones and anyone around them. Allahumma Ameen ya Rabbil Alameen. ‘ Inna Lillahi wa ‘ Inna ‘ Ilayhi Raji’un, Allahu Akbar

ஜ۩۞۩ஜ



* The list of shuhada does not display, the numerous victims of the zionist occupation which are undocumented by media. Nor it displays the victims of the “silent onslaught” due to restrictions of movement, ability to go to hospitals for treatment or life saving surgery, due to lack of medication because of the blockades and so on. For example: The Slow Motion Genocide by the Siege on Gaza only, killed 600 patients since Gaza got under Israeli Siege.

For an overview of All Israeli Massacres Palestinians go here

Neither does this list, display the avoidable mortality. A clear and statistical factual evidence, about the number of deaths due to indecent ruling by occupation forces. For even an occupier has obligations under International Laws, Geneva Convention and the Hague regulations, which it is neglecting. These circumstances, together with deliberate policies of the occupier to neglect and even deny every basic human right, severes avoidable mortality which is totally silenced by media or reporting organisations. While in the Holocaust, 1 on 6 Jewish people directly died of deliberate neglect, so if we believe the facts over 1 million due to avoidable mortality, neither should these same circumstances be ignores which are ongoing in Palestine. For this report displays a avoidable morality of at least 0,5 million Palestinians.

How many more dead corpses of Palestinians does the international community need to see in order to act? How many more cruelties and violations of Human Rights, Regulations and International Law will be needed to intervene so this ongoing warcrime is being stopped once and for all.





Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: