Children in Gaza need life-saving support

The resumption of the hostilities, coupled with a lack of power supply, fuel shortages, restricted access, and massive damage to infrastructure means that many WASH facilities are no longer functioning properly. People have lost reliable access to safe water, toilets and washing facilities. The impact on children is severe, as they are more susceptible to dehydration, diarrhoea, disease, and malnutrition.

To ensure families have access to safe water, UNICEF has supported water trucking to shelters and the distribution of bottled water. UNICEF is also providing water containers, chlorine tablets for water purification and fuel to operate water wells, desalination plants and trucking, distributing family hygiene kits and hundreds of thousands of bars of soap.