UNICEF / GAZA WATER DISTRIBUTION

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With no streams, rivers or other reliable sources of water, the Gaza Strip historically relied exclusively on its coastal aquifer. UNICEF continues to work on the ground in dissemination of bottled water to the most needed people including IDPs in Central Gaza, Deir Balah and Khan Younis provinces in the south. UNICEF

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STORY: UNICEF / GAZA WATER DISTRIBUTION
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DATELINE: 24, 25, 28 OCTOBER 2023, GAZA STRIP

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25 OCTOBER 2023, CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN GAZA STRIP

1. Various shots, UN truck arrives at a school in South Rafah, Gaza Strip, to deliver water bottles to people seeking shelter there
2. Various shots, UNICEF's partner prepares to deliver water bottles to people seeking refuge at a school in South Rafah, Gaza Strip
3. Various shots, show boxes of water bottles being offloaded from a UN truck and distributed to children seeking refuge at a school in South Rafah, Gaza Strip
4. Various shots, child washes hands
5. Various shots, UN truck

28 OCTOBER 2023, KHAN YOUNIS, SOUTHERN GAZA STRIP

6. Various aerial shots, people with animal carts gathering at the Seawater Desalination Plant to collect clean water
7. Med shot, man fills water at Seawater Desalination Plant
8. Aerial shot, Seawater Desalination Plant
9. Various shots, people gathered around a water truck in Khan Younis
10. Various shots, children collect clean water from a UNICEF truck

24 OCTOBER 2023, KHAN YOUNIS, SOUTHERN GAZA STRIP

11. Various aerial shots, drone shots of the UN convoy in transit with UNICEF's hygiene supplies to meet the basic needs of internally displaced persons at the Khan Younis tent camp
12. Various aerial shots, distribution
13. Areal shot, Khan Younis tent camp

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With no streams, rivers or other reliable sources of water, the Gaza Strip historically relied exclusively on its coastal aquifer. UNICEF continues to work on the ground in dissemination of bottled water to the most needed people including IDPs in Central Gaza, Deir Balah and Khan Younis provinces in the south.

An estimated 95 percent of the water extracted from the aquifer is considered unfit for human consumption because of contamination by sewage, chemicals, and seawater.

Four out of five inhabitants of the Strip have therefore resorted to buying their drinking water from unregulated private vendors, an increased financial burden on already impoverished families.

UNICEF continues to support the temporary restoration of water to an estimated 1 million people in the Deir Al Balah, Khan Younis and Rafah areas of the Gaza Strip including over 560,000 children through provision of fuel and water treatment supplies.

Food security is an emerging concern, especially for pregnant and lactating women who face an increased risk of malnutrition and related health issues. The crisis has disrupted access to essential prevention and curative nutrition services for an estimated 337,000 children under five years and 155,000 pregnant and lactating women in Gaza Strip. Given the suspension of services in the Gaza Strip, these children and women face an increased risk of malnutrition, disease, and death.

UNICEF calls for the immediate cessation of hostilities, and for all parties to unconditionally protect children from harm and afford them the special protection to which they are entitled, in accordance with their obligations under international humanitarian and human rights law. No place is safe for children while this intense fighting continues. All parties must uphold the rights of all children, including children captured in the course of operations.

This includes children perceived to be associated with parties to the conflict. Children’s rights to life and protection from any violence are paramount. Abduction of children by a party to the conflict constitutes a grave violation. Any children in custody of parties to the conflict should be protected and immediately and unconditionally released. The delivery of aid is a matter of life or death for children in Gaza.
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