Gaza

Gaza Strip: International Charter activated due to flood and storm

Satellite image shows the snow storm over the Gaza strip that caused floodings

On 17 December 2013, the International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated, as requested by UNITAR/UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA, due to flood and a storm in Gaza Strip. Since 12 December, a winter storm, Alexa, has struck the Middle East causing days of snow and heavy rain. The, reportedly, worst storm of the region in over sixty years, has resulted in flooding in the Gaza Strip that has forced the evacuation of over 5000 people.

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Wed, 18/12/2013 - 09:01

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31

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Wed, 12/18/2013

Flash Floods in Gaza

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Many houses in the Wadi Gaza area, south of Gaza City have been flooded and many others are still in high risk. Several bridges in the area are also at risk of being washed away. Around 500 people have been affected so far.

Source: UN OCHA oPt. East Jerusalem

Source2: http://glidenumber.net/glide/public/search/search.jsp

 

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Floods in Gaza

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FL-2010-000015-PSE

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Gaza

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21/01/2010
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31

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35
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