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Gaza Diary: Sewage on our doorstep

Posted by uscsjp on February 26, 2008

” …Sewage water is filling the streets surrounding the station and flooding nearby houses.The stench is unbearable.

Tenants in ground floor flats were forced to move in with neighbours on higher floors. People are now using sand bags to absorb the sewage water which continues to seep into their houses.

The amount of children who have been taken ill has increased considerably. Cases of diarrhea are mounting by the day. Even now, children continue to play outside amongst the raw sewage – where else can they go?

And we are now facing a public health crisis.

What disgusts me is that this could all have been prevented had the Israelis opened one checkpoint to allow the spare parts and fuel through… ”

–By Manal, a humanitarian worker working in partnership with Oxfam.


http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/411A0179-2AFD-4038-9C40-D2280FCCA800.htmA800.htmA800.htm

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