Head of the popular anti-siege committee Jamal Khudari sounded the alarm over the calamitous situation in the blockaded Gaza Strip, urging the international community to immediately step in.
Speaking in a Sunday press release, Khudari said the humanitarian situation and socio-economic condition in Gaza have taken a turn for the worse.
Khudari called for urgent steps to keep tabs on the situation in the besieged enclave, where over 2 million Palestinians have been grappling with dire conditions.
Khudari said the per capita income in Gaza barely exceeds $2, which is the lowest in the world.
He added that thousands of Gazans have been jobless and that 85% live below the poverty line. 50% of life-saving medicines have also reached a zero-stock.
Khudari further warned that 90% of Gaza’s factories have gone out of operation as a result of the Israeli blockade; more than 200 types of raw materials for vital industries have been banned. 350,000 workers have been laid off as a result.
He pointed out that Gaza banks and markets suffer a deficit of over $50 million per month.
Al-Khudari called on the donor countries to launch relief projects and put into effect employment programs for graduates and unemployed civilians to enhance the situation in the besieged Gaza Strip.
(Source / 21.10.2018)