Gaza: life under blockade
In Gaza, much of the population is dependent on UNRWA for food aid and other basic services. This is a result of the economic devastation wrought by years of closure, the blockade imposed since June 2007, and the crisis in shelter and infrastructure caused by a series of Israeli incursions, culminating in the Gaza war that ended in January 2009.
The adjustment to the blockade announced by Israel in June 2010 has made only a minor improvement to the import of humanitarian supplies and reconstruction materials. It has had no overall effect on exports or, consequently, on the ability of Gaza’s economy to recover.
Our photo gallery documents everyday life of people struggling to make ends meet in the Gaza Strip.