As thousands of people are killed in the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza, the United Nations is warning of even more deaths from dehydration and waterborne diseases from a water shortage crisis. The World Health Organization says two million Gazans are subsisting on about three liters of water a day for all of their needs, including drinking, cooking and washing.
WSJ explains why Gaza has so little water.
0:00 Gaza’s water problem
0:41 How Gaza got its water before the war
1:37 Water during the war
2:58 Humanitarian catastrophe
3:49 Why Gaza needs fuel
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