Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor sheds light on the catastrophic consequences of Israel’s blockade and wars on the Gaza Strip. In a report titled Gaza: 100,000 hours of isolation, taking after the estimated duration of the 11-year long blockade, brings to attention detailed statistics on the humanitarian and economic toll of the siege and war.
Ramy Abdu, chairman of Euro-Med Monitor said: “The international community shoulders this isolation with silence and oblivion,” Abdu told Al Jazeera. The findings show that 65 percent of Gaza residents suffer from poverty, 72 percent are food-insecure, and 80 percent have grown dependent on international aid, while unemployment in the strip has hit an unprecedented 43 percent in the last quarter of 2016.
“Over two million people in Gaza continue to struggle with both growing rates of poverty, unemployment and food-insecurity and with diminishing quality of basic services, including electricity, water, education and healthcare.”
Read full report from Euro Med Monitor
Also see Al Jazeera report