$13M EU desalination project to benefit people in Gaza

Thousands of people in the Gaza Strip will benefit from the European Union’s latest project.

The European Union and the Palestinian Water Authority signed a memorandum of understanding on the construction of a €10 million ($13 million) low-volume desalination plant in southern Gaza, in the town of Khan Younis.

In a statement, the European Union said the intervention was made in response to the water crisis in Gaza. Once completed — sometime in 2015 — the plant will be able to provide water for for domestic and safe drinking use to about 75,000 people.

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    Jenny Lei Ravelo

    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.