Thursday, 21 July 2011

The humanitarian situation in Gaza Strip - July 2011

59 people were killed in accidents in tunnels, including 5 children, and 115 people were injured.

Since the beginning of 2010,The main crossing point for the movement of Palestinians to and from Gaza Strip (Rafah border with Egypt) remains limited to the passage of 500 people per day.

Please, spread this information as you can, and these dramatic and incontrovertible truth, write to friends, to newspapers, national and European parliamentarians, to anyone you want.

Gaza has 1.6 million inhabitants, more than 50% under the age of 18 years.

38% of Gazans live in poverty.

31% of the workforce in Gaza has no use and 47% of young people are unemployed.

54% of Gazans live in conditions of food insecurity and over 75% dependent on aid.

The economic output in 2010 was 20% lower than in 2005.

35% of agricultural land in Gaza and 85% of the fishable waters are totally or partially inaccessible due to Israeli military measures.

50 to 80 million gallons of partially treated sewage are discharged into the sea every day.

Over 90% of the water coming from the Gaza aquifer is not potable.

85% of Gaza's schools operate double or triple shifts.

United nations- office for coordination of humanitarian Affairs/occupied Palestinian territory

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