The Palestinian Health Ministry warns from an alarming crisis that hits the healthcare system in the besieged Gaza Strip due to the shortage of fuel supplies which provide power for hospitals.

The fuel crisis which hit the Emirates Crescent Hospital and health facilities began after the end of November 2018 with the depletion of the remaining fuel quantities due to power outages and increased electricity loads due to the cold winter.

We have not been supplied by any quantities of fuel from the donors, we reached a state of severe shortage and we are counting down to stop many hospitals’ generators in the coming hours, which will lead to stopping the health service of additional hospitals and health facilities.

Therefore we appeal to all the concerned parties to provide our hospitals with fuel to ensure the continuity of health services for thousands of patients in Gaza strip.

The monthly consumption of fuel is 300,000 liters per month.