Gaza Strip: 80% of people are forced to stay in the dark most of the time - survey by the Red Cross

 Gaza Strip: 80% of people are forced to stay in the dark most of the time

Gaza Strip: 80% of people are forced to stay in the dark most of the time - survey by the Red Cross

Reporter:Eighty percent of the people in the Gaza Strip are forced to live in complete darkness. This information was provided by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in a recent study. The Red Cross said that they were forced to stay in the dark because of the extreme power crisis.

According to a report published in Xinhua on Monday, 80 percent of the total population of the Gaza Strip is forced to live in complete darkness for most of the day. The area has only eight hours of electricity a day, Xinhua quoted the Red Cross as saying.

According to the survey, more than 2 million people live in the Gaza Strip. Due to the lack of electricity for most of the day, on the one hand, the residents have to face health problems and on the other hand, the problem increases even if the temperature rises sharply in summer.

The study found that the Gaza Strip's electricity supply system was severely damaged during the war with Israel in May. Electric posts and power lines have broken and torn in many places. Which has not yet been repaired. This incident has further disrupted the power supply system.


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According to an ICRC survey, at least 25 percent of Gaza Strip residents do not have the financial means to connect to a power generator.

Miriam Mueller, head of the ICRC's Gaza sub-delegation, said the power situation in Gaza was dire and that water supply, sanitation, underground drain cleaning and business were being harmed.

There is currently only one power plant in the Gaza Strip. However, due to the severe crisis, the power plant is not able to generate more than 50 per cent of its generating capacity. Gaza also supplies 120 megawatts of electricity from Israel and 30 megawatts from Egypt. Although Gaza needs 500 megawatts of electricity per day.

According to administrative officials, even if electricity is generated from a single plant in Gaza and imported from Israel and Egypt, it never exceeds 200 megawatts.





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