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Gaza could be uninhabitable in 5 years, UN Report warns - International Middle East Media Center

2.9.15

Gaza could be uninhabitable in 5 years, UN Report warns - International Middle East Media Center: The report states that "The social, health and security-related ramifications of the high population density and overcrowding are among the factors that may render Gaza unliveable by 2020".

The UNCTAD report, entitled "Assistance to the Palestinian people: Developments in the economy of the Occupied Palestinian Territory", was released today.

The report examined the current conditions in the coastal strip, and found that Gaza could become uninhabitable by 2020 due to ongoing de-development, eight years of economic blockade and three military operations in the past six years.

Last year's invasion by the Israeli military "ravaged the already debilitated infrastructure of Gaza, shattered its productive base, left no time for meaningful reconstruction or economic recovery and impoverished the Palestinian population in Gaza," the report said.


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