Humanitarian Situation in the Gaza Strip - July 2011

Situation Report
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Gaza Fast Facts

  • The population of Gaza is 1.6 million, with over 50% under 18.

  • 38% of Gazans live in poverty.

  • 31% of the Gazan workforce is unemployed and 47% of youths are unemployed.

  • 54% of Gazans are food insecure and over 75% are aid dependent.

  • Economic output in 2010 is 20% lower than in 2005.

  • 35% of Gaza’s farmland and 85% of its fishing waters are totally or partially inaccessible due to Israeli military measures.

  • 50-80 million litres of partially treated sewage are dumped in the sea each day.

  • Over 90% of the water from the Gaza aquifer is undrinkable.

  • 85% of schools in Gaza run on double or triple shifts.

  • Since the beginning of 2010, 59 people have been killed in tunnel accidents including 5 children and 115 have been injured.

  • The main crossing for movement of Palestinians in and out of Gaza (Rafah Crossing at the Egyptian border) remains limited to the passage of 500 people per day

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