21/06/2016, 00.01AM Jerusalem time
As summer approaches, thousands of people in the West Bank – like every year - are left with no water by the Israeli national water company Mekorot. Israeli claims fail to acknowledge that their very policies are the reason for insufficient access to this most basic need.
21/06/2016, Ramallah - EWASH is strongly concerned by recent reports of water cuts and restrictions by the Israeli water company Mekorot to thousands of people in several villages and towns in the Northern West Bank.
One year on 120,000 people across the Gaza Strip are still disconnected from the water network.
One year since the ceasefire that ended the summer 2014 war on Gaza, the water and sanitation (WASH) situation across the Gaza Strip remains very critical.
Since the start of the Israeli assault on Gaza on 8 July 2014, the water and waste water infrastructure in Gaza has been heavily affected by Israeli airstrikes. It has now been six months since the conflict, and the main water supply and wastewater infrastructure is still in need of urgent repairs.
21 September, 2014, Gaza City
Over 60 young Palestinians in Gaza took to the beach on Sunday, to collect trash as part of the International Coastal Clean-Up day in an event organised by EWASH, a group of NGOs working in the water and sanitation sector in the occupied Palestinian territory.
The dire water situation in Massafer Bani Na’im
Massafer Bani Na’im is a rural Palestinian village located east of Hebron and scattered around Area B and C. The village counts up to 3500 people, majority of who are herders. In the past, the village had more inhabitants and agriculture was a major economic activity; however almost half of the population left due to the restrictions on planning and building in Area C that prohibited the community in Massafer Bani Na’im from developing their livelihoods.