Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Gaza fuel, cooking gas shortages beginning to bite

From IRIN, the humanitarian news and analysis service of the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:
Intense political divisions in the Gaza Strip have split people on most issues, except one: the situation has never been worse, nearly everyone agrees.

"I never remember Gaza being this bad," said one man in his early 40s. "Living here has become a game of survival." With fuel supplies nearly dry, many people no longer have cooking gas in their homes, leading some to search for alternative methods to make a meal.

"People now are starting to look through the garbage to find combustibles," a Gazan who works for a large international aid organisation told IRIN.
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