On the 27th of March, 2007, at about
9.30 AM, a basin of sewage burst its banks and flooded part of the Bedouin
village of Um Al Nasser, in northern Gaza strip, with 5000 inhabitants
In the disaster, two children and three
women were killed and a further 24 were injured.
About 1,800 people - 280 families - have
been made homeless and evacuated from the flooded village.
PA, UN and humanitarian agencies rapidly
responded to the emergency. The most urgent humanitarian needs have been
The people evacuated have been accommodated