The Gaza Strip continues to be plagued by fuel shortages, leaving many ambulances unable to function and ensuring most residents have only an intermittent water supply, the UN relief and works agency UNRWA reported March 4. Some 30 out of 87 ambulances run by the Health Ministry and the Red Crescent in Gaza cannot operate because of the lack of fuel, UNRWA said, while all 140 water wells in the area have now run out of fuel. Meanwhile, water is becoming contaminated in Gaza, as chlorine to treat drinking water is becoming scarce, World Vision’s North Gaza Area Development Program (ADP) manager reported this week (UN News Service, World Vision)

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