Palestinian girls walk with a fresh water jerrycan as displaced families from areas targeted by Israeli strikes take refuge in a school in Gaza City on July 18, 2014.AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED
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The United Nations said Friday it was stepping up emergency aid to Gaza, where Israel's military offensive has made water shortages worse and stoked fears of more sewage contamination and water-borne diseases.More than 22,000 people have sought refuge in 24 facilities of the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine, she said.At least 59 Palestinian children are among the over 200 dead, U.N. Children's Fund's (UNICEF) Chris Tidey said. Only 50 percent of sewage pumping and waste-water treatment systems are believed to be operational and 900,000 people lack any water supply, UNICEF's Tidey said.
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