Falk (@rfalk13) calls for urgent action to solve Gaza’s power crisis and avert its impacts

Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

[ PIC 27/11/2013 – 03:08 PM ]


GENEVA, (PIC)– UN special rapporteur Richard Falk called for urgent action to address the power crisis in the besieged Gaza Strip that has left 1.7 million of its residents in a dire situation.

“The situation in Gaza is at a point of near catastrophe,” the UN official, who was appointed by the UN human rights council to monitor and report on the human rights situation in the occupied Palestinian territories, warned in a press release on Tuesday.

“The fuel shortage and power cuts have undermined an already precarious infrastructure, severely disrupting the provision of basic services, including health, water and sanitation. The onset of winter is certain to make things even worse,” he warned further.

He underlined that only less than half of Gaza’s total power needs are met, which disrupts specialized health services, such as kidney dialysis, operating theatres, blood banks, intensive…

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