Gaza blockade

Gaza blockade

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.

A boy cycles through the West Bank

Demolition escalates in the West Bank

Oxfam calls upon European governments to live up to their commitments and to start protesting and requesting compensation for the destruction by Israeli authorities of Palestinian homes and the confiscation of humanitarian aid in the West Bank.

The Houso Sewing Factory in Gaza now employs 60 workers to produce school uniforms for local children. Photo: Oxfam

Gaza: Sewing the future amid eight years of blockade

After eight years of the blockade, Gaza's unemployment rate is the highest in the world. We are working with partners to help people to recover their livelihoods after the conflict, during which many small businesses were destroyed.

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