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Shocking figures on conditions in Gaza after 10 years of siege

21-1-2016 3:15 AM
GAZA, (PIC)-- The Euro-Med Monitor for Human Rights released shocking figures on the humanitarian conditions of over 1,957,000 Palestinians living in Gaza Strip after 10 years of the Israeli siege. 

The Euro-Med revealed, in a video graph published on the tenth anniversary of the Israeli siege on Gaza after 2006 elections, that 40% of the population live under poverty line and 80% receive aids, while 922,000 refugees need to be aided. 

According to the info graph, 60% of families in Gaza suffer from lack of nutrition security to varying degrees. The industrial sector suffers 60% shrinkage and the total local production declined to 50% while Gazan people complain about housing shortage estimated at 100,000 housing units.     

The data also showed that the unemployment rate reached 43% including 63% among the youth segment.  The Gaza Strip was exposed to three Israeli wars between 2008 and 2014 and received only 40% of the international community pledges for Gaza reconstruction.    

The info graph also showed that electricity service is cut off for 12-16 hours daily and 40% of the residents receive running water service for only 4-8 hours each three days. The rate of polluted water reached 90-95% as well.

The video showed that hospitals in Gaza work by less than 40% of its power and that the crossing of Karm Abu Salem is the only working one out of four crossings that used to be working before the siege. In 2015, Rafah crossing was opened for 20 days only. 
 

21-1-2016 3:15 AM
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