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UN Estimates Gaza’s Post-War Reconstruction Could Cost Up to $40 Billion, the Most Since World War II

Gaza's Post-War

UN Estimates Gaza’s Post-War Reconstruction Could Cost Up to $40 Billion, the Most Since World War II

Gaza's Post-War
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According to a UN assessment, as the present Israel-Hamas conflict enters its seventh month, Palestinian territory has been utterly destroyed, with an estimated 37 million tonnes of debris accumulated in the region. This debris contains around 8,00,000 tonnes of asbestos and other toxins. The UN estimates that the reconstruction of Gaza would cost about $40 billion, making it the largest project since the devastation of World War II.

“72 percent of all residential buildings have been destroyed completely or partially,” according to a report by France 24, and a large portion of Gaza’s landscape has been transformed to grey debris.

According to a UN assessment, as the present Israel-Hamas conflict enters its seventh month, Palestinian territory has been utterly destroyed, with an estimated 37 million tonnes of debris accumulated in the region. This debris contains around 8,00,000 tonnes of asbestos and other toxins. The UN estimates that the reconstruction of Gaza would cost about $40 billion, making it the largest project since the devastation of World War II.

“72 percent of all residential buildings have been destroyed completely or partially,” according to a report by France 24, and a large portion of Gaza’s landscape has been transformed to grey debris.

According to UN mine action experts, there may be 7,500 tonnes of unexploded ordnance “scattered” around Gaza, and clearing it might take up to 14 years.

The UN Mine Action Service, or UNMAS, has made urgent requests to the international community for help in removing explosive remains of war in an effort to lessen the risk to civilians and relief workers in the meantime.

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