From Gaza, with Love

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Devastating Sewage flood hits Umnasr Village -North of Jabalia

This morning, and due to technical defaults, the sewage system of
north area of Gaza has sudenlly collapsed. Sewage water flooded and
gushed into the next lowest level place, a Bedouin community. As an
outcome, 8 at least were killed including mother and 2 children , 60 or more were injured,school children paniced inside their schools , 3000 residents were
evacuated and became homeless, and 400 residential homes were
either destroyed or unsuitable for living due to the unsanitary
sewage water.

This will need urgent relief intervention from all of us, working in the health and huminatarian relief services. I shall be able
to identify the list of needs by tommorrow morning , which will be
complementry to other relief work agencies.

It is usually the poorest of the poor who suffer, living in such a
slum area next to the sewage system treatment reservoir. It is not
choice, it is poverty that forced them to live there, adding more
and more to their daily suffering under the occupation.

In Arabic we have a saying: "the catastrophies do not not come
alone." This incident was the last we need while living under
occupation and facing the daily hardships of the humanitarian
crisis in Gaza.

In solidarity,
Mona ElFarra

2 Comments:

  • ......we must stop the hate.....tell them to accept their brothers as brothers and not as enemies.

    By Blogger Oberon, at 3/30/2007 1:30 AM  

  • Mona, I posted about it as well ... my heart is with all of you!! Allah bless you ... please STAY STRONG!!

    By Blogger I love Munich, at 4/07/2007 5:05 AM  

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