World Bank calculates war damage in Gaza at $18.5 billion

A joint World Bank and the United Nations report puts the cost of damage to Gaza’s critical infrastructure between October and January at nearly $18.5 billion.

The interim damage report, which relies on remote sensing data, finds that 72 percent of that cost comes from damage to housing.

It is estimated that there are 26 million tons of rubble in the Strip that will need to be cleared.

According to the report, 92% of primary roads in Gaza have been destroyed or damaged.

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