DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:58 P.M)- Gaza Strip has been going through one of its most severe humanitarian crisis’s for the past few months, a crisis that has nothing to do with bombs.

Gaza’s power supply has dropped back to being capable of supplying only 2 hours of electricity to Gaza’s residents per day.

The drop in power has been a major contributor to Gaza’s inability to treat water being dumped into the sea.

Right now Gaza’s pollution is at a level over 300ml per litre currently and has consistently been on the increase throughout the year, that means that Gaza is polluting 240ml more than the internationally accepted standard, yet neither Israel (which have a legal obligation to prevent this), nor any international body do a thing.

Over 100 million litres of un-treated water is being released into Gaza’s sea, making its 25 miles of beach an un-swimmable one.

After the death of 5 year old Gazan boy – due to his choice to swim with his relatives, back in July – many Gaza residents think twice about entering the sea, but it doesn’t stop all as the sea is the only option for a cool down in such intense heat.

Gaza pollution Graph 2017
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