Tagged: Gaza Strip
One year since the ceasefire between the Government of Israel and Hamas, the promised economic improvements for people in Gaza have failed to materialize.
As the impact of days of violent escalation worsens for civilians in Gaza and in Israel, a group of 38 aid and development agencies today urged world leaders to take swift action to enforce a ceasefire in order to protect civilian lives and infrastructure and prevent another widespread humanitarian disaster in Gaza brought on by a prolonged military confrontation.
Fifty international charities and United Nations Agencies have unanimously called for the lifting of the blockade of Gaza. The organizations have published a simple three line statement to mark the fifth anniversary of the tightening of the blockade of the Strip.
As the Gaza fuel crisis rages on, children are experiencing prolonged periods of darkness at a time when they have to study for their exams. Oxfam partner Centre for Free Thought and Association (CFTA) based in Khan Younis has asked the children it works with to think about what they would like to show to the rest of the world when it came to the electricity situation. Most of the children expressed their concerns about the difficulties of studying by candle light.
As regular power cuts and fuel shortages, due to the blockade, continue in Gaza, the electricity crisis puts more economic and physical pressures on women.