HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NOON BRIEFING BY STEPHANE DUJARRIC,
SPOKESMAN FOR SECRETARY-GENERAL ANTÓNIO GUTERRES
THURSDAY, 4 MARCH 2019
Staying in the region, our humanitarian colleagues warn that, following several days of heavy rainfall and possible flooding, an estimated 300,000 people in 60 communities across Gaza are at risk of displacement due to fragile infrastructure and potential property damage.
The ability of authorities in Gaza to respond to emergencies is limited due to funding shortages, import controls and the ongoing energy crisis and the limited capacity of the Palestinian Civil Defense.
Several mitigation measures have been implemented, including advance clearing of existing drainage systems and the deployment of mobile pumps – many of which were provided by the United Nations – at various hotspots. Flooding monitoring teams have also been deployed.
Document Type: Highlights of the Noon Briefing
Document Sources: Department of Public Information (DPI), Secretary General
subject: Assistance, Environmental issues, Gaza Strip, Humanitarian relief, Living conditions