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US News heavy rains in the Gaza Strip, the Palestinians try to face

16:25  17 january  2022
16:25  17 january  2022 Source:   rfi.fr

Pakistan: At least 21 people dead in a traffic jam caused by a snowstorm

 Pakistan: At least 21 people dead in a traffic jam caused by a snowstorm of the "decades" of meteorological records were beaten in the last 48 hours © AFP Many motorists were trapped on the road. Drama - "Decades" Weather Records were beaten In the last 48 hours at least 21 people died at Pakistan , stuck in a monster bottling caused by the rue of tens of thousands of visitors to a mountain town where Familized an unusually abundant snow, announced on Saturday the authorities.

Rue inondée lors de pluies torrentielles, dans le camp de réfugiés de Jabalia, dans le nord de la bande de Gaza, le 16 janvier 2022. © AFP - Mahmud Hams Street flooded in torrential rains, in the refugee camp of Jabalia, in the north of the Gaza Strip on January 16th 2022.

An important wave of bad weather has affected the whole region in recent days. The Palestinian enclave is completely poor in the face of climate hazards. Israeli bombing and rehearsal wars, destroyed basic infrastructure. Result, the sanitation system of the Gaza Strip is very quickly saturated.

of our correspondent in Jerusalem, Sami BoukHelifa

of the water to the knees, and sometimes even up to the waist. Children's videos crossing streets drowned under several centimeters of water, go around Palestinian social networks. Every winter, these floods become increasingly painful, says Randa, a resident of Gaza: "Whenever there is a war, Israeli missiles destroy our basic infrastructure, which are already very dilapidated. In addition, these heavy rains fell on Gaza Saturday and Sunday. There is no garbage collection during the weekend, and so the detritus clogged the few always functional sanitation channels. "

Pakistan: a snowstorm makes several dead stuck in their vehicles

 Pakistan: a snowstorm makes several dead stuck in their vehicles © PTV, via Reuters people stand next to cars stuck under trees fallen on a snowy road, in Murree, northeast of Islamabad , in Pakistan, in this fixed image taken from a video of January 8, 2022. At least 21 people died in Pakistan, stuck in a monster traffic jam caused by the rue of tens of thousands of visitors to a mountain town where fell Unusually abundant snow, announced the authorities on Saturday. Falls of Snow Mortal in Pakistan .

agricultural plots damaged

in Gaza, in addition to flooded urban areas, vast agricultural plots have been damaged. According to Mohamed Bakri, Chairman of the Agricultural Committee of Gaza, so Israel has a share of responsibility: "I am not saying that Israel is actually drunk Gaza. But Israel has built several dams upstream, which block the natural flow of rivers passing through Gaza. And every time there are strong rainfall, the Israelis open the valves of their dams to evacuate their surplus water, and it is the flood here, it also causes the erosion of our agricultural land. "

For the moment it is especially strawberry plantations, "Gaza red gold", which are the hardest hit.

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Ukraine: Joe Biden increases the pressure on Moscow and is concerted with Europe .
© Evelyn Hockstein, Reuters Joe Biden at the White House on January 24th 2022. To show his firmness to Moscow, Washington announced Monday having placed Up to 8,500 military alert, ready to strengthen NATO troops. Europeans, more cautious, call not to create more "volatility" in the Ukrainian crisis. By announcing the possible deployment of thousands of American soldiers to strengthen the troops of NATO , Joe Biden has significantly increased the pressure on Moscow, Monday, January 24th.

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