Reconstruction in Gaza: An essential lifeline for the strip
During the indiscriminate bombing in Gaza in November 2012, much of the infrastructure was bombed. Unfortunately, the main bridge in the coastal valley was destroyed. This bridge is a lifeline for the strip, as it connects the north to south of Gaza. It was essential for the transport of food, medical supplies and water, as well as items that were so desperately needed during the siege and its aftermath. People weren’t not able to go to work and children were restricted from going to school.
The destruction of the bridge also damaged pipelines and water supplies, so as a result of this, 20,000 people haven’t had access to clean water since November.
In order to facilitate the recovery of Gaza, rebuilding this bridge was essential. We at Human Appeal took on this task.
Now the Wadi Gaza bridge has been rebuilt, thanks to the hardwork of our staff and the generous donations we received from our supporters. 10,000 cars a day pass over the reconstructed bridge and a total of 60,000 people can use it to get to work, school and have the basic freedom to move around.
Thank you to everyone who donated.