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PCID Responds to the Gaza Crisis – Updated As It Happens

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Explaining the impact of diesel fuel deliveries in Gaza.

Explaining the impact of diesel fuel deliveries in Gaza.

October 28, 2014 | What does 432,000 liters of diesel fuel mean for Gazans?

Check out this infographic to understand what 432,000 liters of diesel fuel can do for 1.5 million people in Gaza.

 October 23, 2014 | More hygiene kits delivered to 7 shelters

In the last 24 hours, 3,864 hygiene kits  were distributed to families in 7  UNRWA long-term shelters  in Rafah, Khan Younis and the Gaza Area.  A further 3 trucks carrying an additional 3,472 hygiene kits are expected to enter Gaza today. Thousands of people still live in the UN long-term shelters and are still in need of humanitarian aid.

Delivering tankered water in Abbasan Al-Kabira in Gaza.

Delivering tankered water in Abbasan Al-Kabira in Gaza.

October 14, 2014 | Fuel still needed in Gaza

Another 43,000 liters of diesel fuel was delivered in the past two days to 14 different locations in Gaza. Fuel is still desperately needed there.

October 2, 2014 |  Tankered water is delivered to 24,000 people

So far, PCID has provided 2,024,000 liters of tankered water to two communities, Abbasan Al-Kabira and Al-Mosadar, in Gaza. This potable water will help the 24,300 people living there. In addition, another 13,500 liters of diesel fuel was delivered yesterday to more water and sanitation plants across Gaza.

October 1, 2014 |  47,800 more liters of diesel fuel delivered

In the last 48 hours, another 47,800 liters of diesel fuel were delivered to water and sanitation facilities in Gaza. To date, 355,500 liters of diesel fuel have been delivered to keep desalination and wastewater treatment plants operating across Gaza.

September 26, 2014  Just over 1,500 more hygiene kits distributed

Another 1,519 hygiene kits were distributed to families still displaced and living in the UN shelters. Their basic needs for food, water, and hygiene items continue.

A young woman picks up a hygiene kit for her family in Gaza.

A young woman picks up a hygiene kit for her family in Gaza.

Over the past two days, PCID has distributed just over 8,000 hygiene kits in UN shelters in Gaza. More than 100,000 people remain displaced.

September 22, 2014 |  Nearly 300,000 liters of diesel fuel delivered to date!

In Phase I which ended on September 15, PCID delivered 215,000 liters of diesel fuel to water/sanitation facilities in Gaza. Since then, Phase II has kicked off, with another 81,200 liters of fuel being delivered to date. That’s nearly 300,000 liters of desperately needed fuel keeping water and sewage plants working!

September 16, 2014 |  More fuel delivered to Gaza

A displaced family opens up a hygiene kit in Gaza.

A displaced family opens up a hygiene kit in Gaza.

Over the weekend, the PCID Team delivered 42,200 more liters of diesel fuel to keep desalination and wastewater treatment plants operating in Gaza.

September 10, 2014 |  More fuel and hygiene kits delivered

Since  our last update, another 83,600  liters of diesel fuel was delivered to water and sanitation facilities in different areas of Gaza. Diesel fuel means more desalination and wastewater treatment plants operating in Gaza, relieving families across the Strip. Just over 4,250 hygiene kits were also delivered to 8 long-term UN shelters.  Approximately 110,000 Gazans still remain in UN emergency shelters (OCHA Report).

September 1, 2014 |  Fuel equals water production

Diesel fuel is delivered to water and sanitation facilities across Gaza.

Diesel fuel is delivered to water and sanitation facilities across Gaza.

To date, ANERA has delivered 89,200 liters of diesel fuel to water facilities in Khan Younis, Bani Suhaila, Rafah, the Gaza Governorate , the Middle Area and the Northern Gaza Governorate. This fuel will equate to the production of about 89,200 cubic meters of potable water  for about 1,500,000 people in the six communities. 

 

 

August 29, 2014 |  PCID is now delivering diesel fuel 

 

In the last 48 hours, PCID delivered 63,000 liters of diesel fuel needed to operate desalination and wastewater treatment plants in Gaza. The wastewater facilities will help alleviate the overflow of sewage and allow for wastewater to be properly treated. The desalination plants will be able to provide more desalinated water, a crucial need given the shortage of potable water available in Gaza.

August 24, 2014 | Concluding the second phase of humanitarian assistance

aza children receive water bottles under PCID aid shipment

Displaced children in Gaza receive water bottles.

During the second phase of  humanitarian assistance into Gaza,  126,552 water bottles, 9,502 hygiene kits,and 2,910 containers of liquid soap were delivered into Gaza and given to  8,527 displaced families living in UN shelters.

August 21, 2014 | More bottled water and hygiene kits arrive in Gaza

Nearly 27,000  water bottles , more hygiene kits and liquid soap gets into UN shelters  in Gaza, assisting 1,712 families.

August 20, 2014 | In the last 24 hours…

4 trucks carrying bottled water, 1,625 hygiene kits, and 720 containers of liquid soap made it into Gaza assisting 2,520 families.

August 19, 2014 The second phase of delivering aid begins

Starting the second phase of assistance, 2 trucks carrying bottled water, hygiene kits and liquid soap were distributed to 783 families in UN shelters in Gaza.

August 18, 2014 | Concluding the first phase of humanitarian assistance  

PCID  concluded the first phase of delivering humanitarian assistance into Gaza. Between August 2nd and August 18th, 32 trucks made it into Gaza delivering almost 160,000 water bottles and nearly 10,000 hygiene kits. The first phase assisted more than 10,000 displaced families living in 28 UN shelters.

August 14, 2014 | In the last 48 hours…

The average family size in Gaza is 7 members.

The average family size in Gaza is 7 members.

Another 1,857 families received much needed bottled water and hygiene kits. The hygiene kits help prevent the further spread of illnesses around the shelters.

August 11, 2014 | Cumulatively, to date…

Using USAID funds, 135,960 bottles of water, 6,280 hygiene kits, and 1,800 containers of liquid soap at a total estimated value of $384,360 have been delivered to 9,726 families.

August 7, 2014 | Nearly 1,200 more families receive hygiene kits and water

Another 1,197 hygiene kits and bottled water were distributed to 1,197 families in 2 UN shelters in Gaza.

August 7, 2014 | Hundreds of displaced families receive aid

Another three trucks carrying water, hygiene kits and liquid soap made it to 4 UN shelters reaching  652 families.

August 6, 2014 | Humanitarian aid continues to reach Gaza

Thanks to the dedicated staff who are working around the clock to deliver humanitarian aid, two trucks of water, hygiene kits and liquid soap made it into Gaza. Now, an additional 991 displaced families currently living in the UN shelters received bottled water and hygiene kits. In addition,  265  families received hygiene kits and water procured in Gaza.

Hygiene kits procured in Gaza are ready for distribution.

Hygiene kits procured in Gaza are ready for distribution.

August 5, 2014 | Bottled water and hygiene kits reach UN shelters in Gaza

In the last 24 hours, three trucks carrying  bottled water, hygiene kits and  liquid soap entered Gaza and were distributed to 696 displaced families in 3 UN shelters. In addition, an extra 1,038 hygiene kits were procured in Gaza and distributed to the UN shelters. Ongoing coordination is being done to get more humanitarian aid into Gaza and distributed as soon as possible.

August 4, 2014 | Four trucks carrying bottled water and hygiene kits make it into Gaza

Four trucks with drinking water and hygiene kits made it into Gaza. The hygiene kits contain soap, toothbrushes and other personal hygiene items. Sanitation and health have become pressing issues in the UN shelters. 953 families received  bottled water, and a further 868 families received water and hygiene kits. More hygiene kits are on the way.

Water and hygiene kits are delivered into Gaza.

Water and hygiene kits are delivered into Gaza.

August 3, 2014 | Another truck carrying bottled water delivered into Gaza

Another truck carrying bottled water was delivered into Gaza. A package of 16 bottles of water was given to 833 families in different UN shelters.

August 2, 2014 | First trucks carrying bottled water delivered into Gaza

The first 2  trucks filled with much needed water bottles  made it into Gaza today. 1, 561 displaced families each received 16 bottles of water. Every container that gets into Gaza is an accomplishment — the result of many hours of behind-the-scenes vetting of vendors, arranging logistics, determining the best shipment route within Gaza, and coordinating with the UN for distribution.

July 30, 2014 | Water and hygiene kits purchased for thousands of families

Using USAID funds from the PCID Program, ANERA has purchased enough drinking water and hygiene kits for approximately 70,000 displaced people (10,000 families) in UN shelters. The kits contain soap, toothbrushes and other personal hygiene items. This assistance is being sent from the West Bank and will be delivered as soon as possible to the many families in Gaza who left their homes with nothing.

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