Crisis in Gaza - Updates

11 July 2014
Amid rising casualties, Oxfam’s partners on the ground are are trying to respond to the mounting human cost of the escalating violence. Vital water and sanitation infrastructure has also been destroyed or badly damaged by Israeli airstrikes.
21 November 2013
One year since the ceasefire between the Government of Israel and Hamas, the promised economic improvements for people in Gaza have failed to materialize.
Schoolgirls wade through a dirty sewage water. Photo: Alun McDonald/Oxfam
6 December 2012
With a ceasefire holding, Oxfam sees an opportunity to break the cycle of violence and lift the blockade once and for all.
Crossing the Gaza gates. Photo: Oxfam
27 November 2012
Since January 2009, the government of Israel has restricted Palestinian fishing boats to three nautical miles from Gaza’s coast – a limit enforced by live fire
Fishing boats in Gaza
19 November 2012
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.
Daily power cuts in Gaza affect daily life in Gaza. Photo: Karl Schembri/Oxfam
14 June 2012
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.
28 February 2012
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.
Naima Abu Shawareb and her children, in Gaza.