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RAND | The Public Health Impacts of Gaza’s Water Crisis

This RAND study investigates the public health consequences of Gaza’s water crisis, finding that more than a quarter of all reported disease in Gaza is linked to poor water quality. The study also examines the steps necessary to improve water supplies to the Strip.

Since we last checked in June, it's clear that there has been another large discharge from Sabha's dysfunctional waste treatment plant (centre), which shows up well on @sentinel_hub's false colour view. Libya's EGA are now concerned about groundwater contamination with sewage.

Homs #Syria residents are increasingly concerned about industrial & oil pollution from refineries & a phosphate plant. Weak oversight, damaged monitoring stations & limited analytical capacity are hampering efforts to reduce Orontes river discharges

The head of the Environment General Authority in Sabha has described the situation in the city as an environmental disaster, and said that only cosmetic attempts have been made to address it thus far

الهيئة العامة للبيئة تصف الوضع فى مدينة سبها بالكارثي

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Towns and cities in #Libya continue to face serious problems caused by damaged and dysfunctional water and sanitation infrastructure, leading to high rates of disease. Sabha has been without a functioning sewage plant for nearly two years https://t.co/EeFQCgQj6Q

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Since we last checked in June, it's clear that there has been another large discharge from Sabha's dysfunctional waste treatment plant (centre), which shows up well on @sentinel_hub's false colour view. Libya's EGA are now concerned about groundwater contamination with sewage.

Homs #Syria residents are increasingly concerned about industrial & oil pollution from refineries & a phosphate plant. Weak oversight, damaged monitoring stations & limited analytical capacity are hampering efforts to reduce Orontes river discharges

The head of the Environment General Authority in Sabha has described the situation in the city as an environmental disaster, and said that only cosmetic attempts have been made to address it thus far

الهيئة العامة للبيئة تصف الوضع فى مدينة سبها بالكارثي

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almarsad.co

Towns and cities in #Libya continue to face serious problems caused by damaged and dysfunctional water and sanitation infrastructure, leading to high rates of disease. Sabha has been without a functioning sewage plant for nearly two years https://t.co/EeFQCgQj6Q

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