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UN-assisted Emergency Fuel Programme in Gaza (2013-2018)

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Reliable and affordable energy supply is crucial for the delivery of basic services such as health, water, sewage and education. However, in the Gaza Strip, home to almost 2 million Palestinians, a chronic electricity deficit has for more than a decade disrupted the delivery of such services. To allow for the maintenance of a minimum level of critical services, humanitarian agencies provide donor-funded emergency fuel to the most vital, life-saving health, water and sanitation facilities.

The emergency fuel program is currently facing a severe funding crisis threatening its continuity. Available funds can cover less than 40 per cent of the bare minimum required to maintain the deliveries during 2018.

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