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The intensified blockade on the Gaza Strip imposed on June 2007 is beginning its sixth year.
Gaza is one of the most densely populated regions in the world (over 4,500 people per sq. km).
34% of Gaza's workforce, including over half its youth, is unemployed.
44% of Gazans are food insecure and about 80% are aid recipients.
In 2011, the GDP per capita was almost 17% below the equivalent figure in 2005, before the last Palestinian elections.
In 2011 less than one truckload of goods per day exited Gaza, less than 3% the average amount of exports during the first half of 2007.
35% of Gaza’s farmland and 85% of its fishing waters are totally or partially inaccessible due to Israeli imposed restrictions.
A severe fuel and electricity shortage results in outages of up to 12 hours a day.
Some 90 million litres of untreated and partially treated sewage are dumped in the sea each day.
Over 90% of the water from the Gaza aquifer is undrinkable without treatment.
85% of schools in Gaza run on double shifts.
Since June 2007, 37 Israelis have been killed and 380 injured in attacks launched from Gaza, 40% of whom were civilians.
Reports & Fact Sheets
FIVE YEARS OF BLOCKADE: THE HUMANITARIAN SITUATION IN THE GAZA STRIP
EASING THE BLOCKADE ASSESSING THE HUMANITARIAN IMPACT ON THE POPULATION OF THE GAZA STRIP
BETWEEN THE FENCE AND A HARD PLACE THE HUMANITARIAN IMPACT OF ISRAELI-IMPOSED RESTRICTIONS ON ACCESS TO LAND AND SEA IN THE GAZA STRIP
See more reports on Gaza Strip.
Selection of photos that refelcts Gazans life under bloackade.
Maps produced after Gaza war monitoring the situation during blockade
occupied Palestinian territory
Access Restricted Areas: Lives and Livelihood at Risk
Agricultural Land, Beit Hanoun
Power Supply- Gaza Strip
Health Care Facilities
Communities and Neighborhoods
Gaza Strip- Access and Closure (A3)
Access and Closure- North Gaza
Access and Closure- Gaza City
Gaza Crisis Maps - Shelters | 13 January 2009
Gaza Crisis : Power Supply | 6 January 2009
Bisection of the Gaza Strip | 6 January 2009
Map of Gaza City | 6 January 2009
Gaza Crossings and Overview Map
Water/ Wastewater Infrastructure Map
See more maps on Gaza Strip.
OCHA oPt links to information sources online.
Gaza Crossings Database
Who does What Where (3W)
UNRWA Web Site
B'Tselem Web Site
Gisha Web Site
PCHR- Palestinian Center for Human Rights
EWASH on Gaza for the portal
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Five Years of Blockade: The Humanitarian Situation in the Gaza Strip (Fact Sheet)