Gaza Strip: UNICEF report highlights deterioration of living conditions
United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said that its emergency requirement for projects directed to Gaza and West Bank is $22.7 million, of which $13.8 million (60%) is directed towards Gaza Strip.
In a report issued Wednesday on the situation in the Occupied Palestinian territory and the projects implemented by UNICEF, the organisation added that the regular programme funds for West Bank and Gaza Strip amount to $11.5 million, of which $4.3 million (40%) is for Gaza.
"Some $10.8 million had been received for the CAP appeal and some $6.4 million for the UNICEF Regular Programme. Accordingly, using the above formula, some $9.1 million would be available for action in Gaza or 50% of total needs. Approximately $4.2 million is in the pipeline for the CAP, but has not yet been confirmed", UNICEF said.
According to the report, life has deteriorated dramatically for children since hostilities broke out in Gaza Strip, saying that the number of children killed in July alone (36) is among the highest monthly child death tolls since the beginning of the Intifada in September 2000.
On water, the global organization revealed that most of the 120 water wells, the 33 sewage pump stations and the 3 waste water treatment plants managed by the Coastal Municipalities Water Utility (CMWU) were powered through the power station destroyed by the Israeli Air Force on June 28.