Occupied Palestinian Territories

A dense population and recurring conflicts have placed the Gaza Strip’s environment under considerable pressure, damaging critical infrastructure and generating debris. Environmental governance in both Gaza and the West Bank has been made more complex by the occupation, which has compounded and often actively worsened issues such as water scarcity, pollution, land degradation and waste management.



Twitter: #Gaza / #OPT

"Almost two decades ago, Palestinians from #Gaza would come here to enjoy the view, the natural habitat, and the wildlife. Today it’s a dumping site for construction debris and sewage, letting off pungent odors and posing a public health risk to Gazans"

Once a vibrant natural reserve, Gaza's coastal wetland is now a health hazard | +972 Magazine

Water scarcity in the Gaza Strip has transformed Wadi Gaza into an environmental disaster. Israel‘s blockade makes its rehabilitation even more ...


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