Dear Friends: This is a brief on the current situation in Gaza in the light of the icy weather and floods.
UN has described Gaza as “Disaster Area” due to floods and icy heavy rain in last 3 days. More that 5000 people have been evacuated from flood-damaged homes to settle in identified shelters and schools. 2 cases lost their life and other 100 have been hurt. Gaza’s 1.8 million people still have to endure daily blackouts of around 12 hours since the lone power plant was switched off last month due to a fuel shortage. Local authorities of Gaza stated that 64 million dollars is the estimated total damage due to the stormy weather in Gaza. Initial assessment mentioned at least 3000 houses flooded in the last 3 days.