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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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About Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • Population: 4.1 mill. (6 mill. in diaspora)
  • Seat of government: Ramallah and Gaza are administrative centers, Jerusalem is the proclaimed capital of Palestine
  • Area: 6.000 sq km (Gaza 360 sq km, West Bank 5640 sq km.)
  • Major languages: Arabic, English, Hebrew,
  • Major religions: Islam, Christianity, Judaism.
  • Life expectancy: 73 years (men: 71, women 75)
  • Monetary unit: Jordanian dinar, Egyptian Pound, Israeli shekel
  • GNI per capita: US $2,900