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The Gaza Cheat Sheet • Real Data on the Gaza Closure • March 9, 2014

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Economic situation

There is no shortage of food in Gaza, but severe poverty has increased over years of closure and because of travel restrictions.

More than 70% of the population currently receives humanitarian aid • The official unemployment figure during the final quarter of 2013 was 38.5% (compared to 18.7% in 2000).

There is a shortage of approximately 259 schools in Gaza, among other things because of restrictions on the entrance of construction materials • Classes are taught in two and sometimes three shifts.