Almost 80% of Gazans suffer from extreme power outage: ICRC
Study posted on Xinhua News said electricity in Gaza is mostly available for eight hours a day only. “This problem is more threatening to the health and well-being of the Gaza Strip residents, which is home to more than 2 million people, with the continuing rise of temperatures during summer days,” the study stated.
During the last round of tension between Israel and Gaza militant groups in May, the infrastructure was badly damaged, including electricity lines and electric poles that caused a significant shortage of supplies through the main networks of power.
The ICRC study further mentioned that at least 25 per cent of the Gaza Strip’s population cannot afford additional supplies of electricity through power generators.
ICRC’s sub-delegation in Gaza’s head Miriam Muller said that the electricity crisis in Gaza has worsened and it affects basic services such as water supply, sewage treatment, sanitation, and businesses.
Muller maintained that the Gaza Strip is witnessing a severe energy crisis due to the shortage of the only power plant production of power, which reaches 50 per cent, coinciding with the wave of heat that increases the electricity demand.
According to the reports, the Gaza Strip receives 120 megawatts supplied by Israel and 30 megawatts by Egypt, while the rest is produced by the only power plant in Gaza, which usually suffers from a lack of fuel to operate completely.
Officials highlighted that the coastal enclave needs 500 megawatts, and all that is available does not exceed 200 megawatts.–Xinhua
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