Che succede a Gaza?

E’ la domanda che mi hanno fatto e mi fanno in tanti. Gaza è isolata come prima, come se non fosse successo nulla a cavallo del nostro Capodanno. Questo è solo l’ultimo rapporto settimanale di Oxfam. Parla di numeri, magari è un po’ tecnico, ma è possibile capire cosa (non) sta succedendo.

Questo è quello che è successo tra il 17 e il 23 maggio

2,207 million litres of industrial fuel were delivered to Gaza. This was 76% of the 2.9 million litres ordered weekly and 63% of the 3.5 million litres of fuel needed weekly to operate the power plant at the current maximum export capacity of 80Mw.
· Oxfam’s sentinel surveillance of electricity blackouts reported by 10 households throughout Gaza shows marginally increased blackouts in only 3 of the 10 households compared with the previous week and a generally improved situation with 2 households reporting no blackouts at all.
· 1,368 tons of cooking gas entered Gaza, representing 78% of the normal weekly need. No diesel or petrol (other than allocations allowed for UNRWA or Ministry of Health) was allowed in for general use thereby continuing the ban imposed by the Israeli government on 4 November 2008. 100,000 litres of diesel was allowed into Gaza for the Ministry of Health.

. 678 truckloads of humanitarian supplies entered during the week, compared with 653 trucks allowed into Gaza during the previous week. This is the equivalent of 51% of the pre-blockade weekly average.

According to the UN Logistics Cluster (see link to table of clearance regarding status of humanitarian cargo – 22 May), many humanitarian items remain under review, including 10 of 18 consignments of shelter items, some for more than 5 weeks. 3 shelter consignments have been rejected (one of construction materials, one of food parcels and one of compost bags). No information is available on the processes involved in the review prior to approval or rejection. Educational items have been removed from the clearance status tables; the outcome for the 8 educational consignments awaiting clearance (previously reported in weekly update 10-16 May) is uncertain.

The Coastal Municipalities Water Utility reports (25 May) that it has 10,000 litres of diesel fuel remaining; this is sufficient for a further 5 days of operation. There has been no reported improvement in the situation whereby 32,000 of North Gaza’s residents have no drinking water supply in their homes and a further 100,000 in areas throughout Gaza have intermittent supply every 2-3 days.

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