Gaza headed for 'environmental catastrophe'

Water may be a highly valued commodity the world over - but in al-Shati refugee camp north of Gaza City, it is like gold.

Along this small stretch of the Mediterranean coast, all it  takes to work that out is turning on a tap: When it is there at all, the water is salty, or sometimes cloudy.

Nahed Radwan, who  lives with her eight children and extended family in a pastel-painted house by the sea road,  said her family normally gets water once a week for two days.

"The water we have, when it's on, it's not clean; it's undrinkable. It hurts the eyes because of the high salinity," Radwan, 34, told Al Jazeera.

[Full article here | Photo by Stefano]

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