This report analyses the WASH crisis in the Gaza Strip aggravated by the current hostilities. It seeks to provide an alert on the severity of the crisis, highlighting the health and protection impacts and risks that would arise should the hostilities continue to hamper the scaling up of the humanitarian response.

This report is based on a secondary data review. Security constraints and aerial bombing result in constant updates in the figures of people affected and displaced and challenge information gathering. Movement restrictions in and out of the Gaza Strip also make it impossible to undertake assessments and data collection to fully evidence the severity of the water crisis, including disaggregated data concerning people with disabilities and older people.