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Unequal access to clean water threatens international peace

Unequal access to clean water threatens international peace

Mar 22, 2013

Unequal access to clean water still remains one of the world’s biggest abuses of human rights and challenges to development – creating millions of avoidable illnesses and deaths every year.

ACT aims to meet growing needs in Gaza

ACT aims to meet growing needs in Gaza

Jan 24, 2013

ACT Alliance has stepped-up its efforts to address the deepening humanitarian crisis in Gaza following an Israeli military offensive in November 2012 that left 163 Palestinians dead – including 42 children and 22 women.

Death toll mounts on day eight

Death toll mounts on day eight

Nov 21, 2012

Tuesday's violence in Gaza and southern Israel brought the death toll in Gaza to 137, including 34 children. Five Israelis have died in the conflict.

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  • Population: 7.2 million (UN, 2009)
  • Seat of government: Jerusalem, though most foreign embassies are in Tel Aviv
  • Area: Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics cites 22,072 sq km (8,522 sq miles), including Jerusalem and Golan
  • Major languages: Hebrew, Arabic
  • Major religions: Judaism, Islam, Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 79 years (men), 83 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 new Israeli shekel (NIS) = 100 new agorot
  • Main exports: Computer software, military equipment, chemicals, agricultural products
  • GNI per capita (Israel only): US $24,700 (World Bank, 2008)