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4 March 2009



UPDATE ON FOOD SECURITY ISSUES – 4th March 2009



Availability of food and prices Mills and Bakeries


Figure 1: Total Wheat Flour stock for all mills in Gaza Strip Sep08 to Feb 09



Fishing

Conclusion: basic food items are currently available in Gaza in sufficient quantities; however, the prices of some food items increased substantially compared to pre-war prices, especially for sugar, rice, onion, tomato, milk powder, chicken and frozen fish. The prices of other food commodities remained the same or decreased (table 1 below). This analysis has also been confirmed by anecdotal observations and results of the qualitative rapid emergency food security assessment (EFSA).

Table 1: Price of the basic commodities in Gaza Strip before, during and after the war



Agricultural sector (Fresh food)

Local production: The majority of the fresh food consumption is locally produced. Anecdotal reports and first results from the EFSA suggest that:

Gaza Strip employees salaries

As of 1st March, the de facto Hamas Government started paying salaries to 20% of the total civil servants in Gaza.

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