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Water is life

Approximately 70,000 Palestinians living in Khan Younis, a large city located in the southern part of Gaza, have suffered from severe water shortages for years. Sometimes days would pass with no water in their faucets as a result of the depletion of natural water resources in the area and the reliance on an overburdened and aging water transmission system. The summer months were particularly difficult—demand for water far outstripped supply. When the faucets went dry, too many families were faced with limited options: buying water from tanker trucks (for those who could afford the expense), making long treks to available water sources, or doing without. [authors abstract]

TitleWater is life
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsAwad, N.
Pagination1 p.; 2 photographs
Date Published2013-03-01
PublisherUSAID
Place PublishedWashington, DC, USA
Keywordscase studies, palestine gaza khan younis, water shortage
Abstract

Approximately 70,000 Palestinians living in Khan Younis, a large city located in the southern part of Gaza, have suffered from severe water shortages for years. Sometimes days would pass with no water in their faucets as a result of the depletion of natural water resources in the area and the reliance on an overburdened and aging water transmission system. The summer months were particularly difficult—demand for water far outstripped supply. When the faucets went dry, too many families were faced with limited options: buying water from tanker trucks (for those who could afford the expense), making long treks to available water sources, or doing without. [authors abstract]

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