Lights for Gaza: 3/1/17 - 4/16/17
In 2014 Gaza’s main power plant sustained severe damage as a result of the Gaza War. Three years later the power plant remains mostly inactive. Today, most Gazans live in the dark for as many as 21 hours every day.
CMEP is partnering with Rebuilding Alliance to send Luci lights, into Gaza. Join Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP) and bring light to Gaza!
Bring light to Gaza. Light for students to study by. Light for mothers to cook by. Light for children to play by.
Gaza and Electricity
- By 2020, the electricity provision will need to double to meet population demand or Gaza could become uninhabitable.
- 95% of the water in Gaza is unfit for human consumption.
- A lack of reliable electricity prevents Gaza’s water pumps and wells from operating on a regular schedule. As a result, water in Gaza is now contaminated with six times the recommended amount of chlorides and nitrates, forcing Gazans to rely on trucked in bottled water.
- Several of Gaza’s main hospitals barely have enough fuel to operate for five days. This results in shortened treatments or the early dismissal of patients.