The Union of Agricultural Work Committees restores work to 1000 dunams in the East and North of the Gaza Strip
UAWC concluded its work of restarting and rehabilitating five wells in various locations of the Gaza Strip, as well as providing some with solar panels as to reduce the impact of the Gaza electricity problem. This has allowed work to be restored in nearly 1000 dunams of agricultural lands, and allowed 100 families to use their lands after not being able to do so.
The rehabilitated wells were severely damaged due to the occupation’s ongoing crimes and attacks against the Gaza Strip. These crimes have led families to abandon their lands due to, for instance, lack of water. However, following UAWC’s continues work to strengthen farmers’ resilience and access to their lands, and over a period of eight months, access to water was restored which will allow for the cultivation and use of these once abandoned lands. This will improve the economic condition of farmers and their families that rely on agriculture as their sole source of income.
The restoration and rehabilitation of agricultural wells comes as part of the ‘supporting the resilience of farmers, sheep breeders and fishermen in Gaza’ project carried by UAWC with the cooperation of Oxfam, and through funds received from Global Affairs of Canada.