Angry Fish: Chronic shortages in electricity (Riham Abu Hasira)

31 May 2017

The 10-year blockade on Gaza has led to an acute electricity crisis, which has had serious implications for the health, water and sanitation sectors. In 2016, less than 45 per cent of Gaza’s electricity needs were met, with rolling blackouts of 12 to 22 hours per day. In her drawing, 14-year-old Riham Abu Hasira from Gaza City wants to raise awareness about the danger of using unsafe means, such as candles, to cope with the electricity shortages.