Restrictions on the movement of people and goods to and from Gaza have undermined the living conditions of Gaza's residents for years. Many of the current restrictions, originally imposed in the early 1990s, were intensified in June 2007, following the Hamas takeover of Gaza and the imposition of a blockade by Israel. After a gradual ease, they intensified again with the escalation of hostilities in October 2023.
Following are four sets of charts that illustrate, interactively, the movement of people and goods through the Gaza crossing points with Israel and Egypt over time.
Currently, data from October 2023 and on is available separately, through static snapshots.
These infographics are updated on a regular basis to provide decision makers, humanitarian actors and the general public with an overview of current and past access trends impacting the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip.
Sources: Ministry of National Economy, Border and Crossing Authority, UNRWA and Pal-Trade.