Julie Webb-Pullman reports

EQA appeals to int’l organizations to salvage disaster-stricken Gaza

A Gaza resident flees his flooded home (ALRAY photo)

A Gaza resident flees his flooded home (ALRAY photo)

Gaza, ALRAY – Environment Quality Authority (EQA) in Gaza has launched an urgent appeal to the international organizations and world humanity to salvage the Gaza Strip.

Dr Yusuf Ibrahim said Saturday in a written statement “the continued intensive rainfall on the Gaza Strip since four days and the flooding of low-level urban areas and drainage basins put the lives of the nearby residents at risk,”

“Due to the lack of necessary means to tackle such huge amounts of rain, we appeal to all international organizations including the ICRC, and the UN, and Arab and Muslim world immediately bring in caterpillars, suction pumps, and fuel to salvage the disaster-stricken areas across the Gaza Strip,” the statement added.

A heavy cold front has been sweeping the Palestinian territories since Wednesday bringing life to a standstill.

Insufferable damage has affected infrastructures, and public and personal properties. Rain coupled with high winds, freezing temperature, and decreasing electricity hours, continues to hit the Gaza Strip.

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