September 8, 2011

ANKARA, (PIC)– The Turkish Red Crescent (TRC) announced plans to overhaul the water pipeline network in the Gaza Strip, which suffers acute shortage in potable and irrigation water due to the ongoing five-year Israeli blockade.

The organization said in a statement on Wednesday that repair works would focus on eight sites that were badly damaged in the 2008 Israeli war on the Strip, adding that on completion 400000 Palestinian would benefit from it.

The TRC has been working for the past two years in Gaza in a bid to solve the water crisis and had recently finished modernizing water tanks in many areas in the Strip allowing 50000 citizens to enjoy anew clean running water.

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