The Rebuilding of Gaza Amid Dire Conditions: Damage, Losses, and Needs
Jerusalem, July 6, 2021 - The eleven days of hostilities in May 2021 in Gaza resulted in the loss of over 260 people, including 66 children and 41 women, and exacerbated previous traumas in particular among children. The human toll was aggravated by overall damage and losses to the social, infrastructure, and productive and financial sectors.
Responding to the Water Crisis in Gaza - worldbank.org
Responding to the Water Crisis in Gaza. With the depletion of Gaza’s coastal aquifer, the decrease in rainwater, and the doubling of the population over the last 20 years, only 1% of Gaza population has access to safe drinking water. This video illustrates the challenges for safe water for the people of Gaza.
Water Situation Alarming in Gaza - World Bank
In Palestine, water resources are critically scarce, and the situation in Gaza is alarming. Adnan Ghosheh, Senior Water & Sanitation Specialist, remembers a time not so long ago when everyone in Gaza could drink water from their tap. That was in the late 1990s, but so much water has been pumped out of the natural aquifer underneath Gaza since then that seawater has seeped in, making it too salty to drink.
A Sustainable Recovery In Gaza Is Not Foreseen Without Trade - World Bank
JERUSALEM, March 15, 2018 – Gaza has seen conditions steadily deteriorate over the last two decades, leading to collapsing of the economy and basic social services. While additional cash inflows are urgently needed to bring relief to the difficult living conditions, a lasting recovery depends on a concerted strategy to revive the Gaza economy through access to external markets and expansion of commercial activities.
Improving Energy Security In Gaza Through Solar Energy - World Bank
Gaza, October 10, 2018 - The Palestinian Energy Authority and the World Bank launched today the Gaza Solar Revolving Fund, a pilot aiming to install rooftop solar energy in Gaza for residential consumers, businesses and hospitals. The pilot model allows consumers to apply to the revolving fund for solar PV systems, with the cost repaid in monthly installments into the revolving fund.
The importance of measuring mental health in trauma-exposed populations ...
A Palestinian adolescent turning 14 years old this year will have lived through a period of Gaza’s history that has seen the loss of hundreds of lives and livelihoods, as well as the physical destruction of neighborhoods and infrastructure. After living through four wars — the most recent in May 2021 — a 14-year-old will have been exposed to such a high level of violence that is likely to have long lasting and traumatizing effects.