Gaza blockade

Gaza blockade

Khalil Al-Najjar, a fisherman at Khanyounis anchorage, Southern Gaza. Photo: Hussam Salem/Oxfam

Israel tightens Gaza blockade, civilians bear the brunt

Over half the population of Gaza lives under the poverty line, and one million Palestinians in Gaza don’t have enough food to feed their families.This joint agency briefing calls for an immediate end to the blockade and opening crossings into and out of Gaza.
A beneficiary  of an Oxfam food voucher system stands outside her home, Gaza.

Enliven hope over the holy month of Ramadan in Gaza

Two years on, the holy month of Ramadan still brings back memories of war for people living in Gaza. Mnwar, a mother of six, still remembers the terror she and her family lived through during the 2014 war, which began in the last weeks of Ramadan and lasted for almost two months.

Three of Abeer Al-Sawi’s children stand outside their home in Gaza

Gaza’s electricity outages threaten lives

As the blockade enters its tenth year, the lack of fuel and rolling electricity shortages mean daily life grinds to a halt all too often and most Palestinians in Gaza are sinking into extreme poverty. Unless the blockade is urgently lifted, the UN predicts that Gaza will become unlivable by 2020.

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