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Source: Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
28 November 2007





Since 15 June 2007, when Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip, Israeli restrictions, the lack of funding and the lack of coordination between Palestinian bodies have resulted in shortages of food, medical and relief items, spare parts for critical health and water sanitation equipment, materials for humanitarian projects and raw materials for the Gaza Strip’s commerce and industry. The sanctions on fuel, proposed reduction on the delivery of electricity, and further restrictions on imports, will have additional repercussions for the densely populated Gaza Strip. This fact sheet highlights the humanitarian concerns in the Gaza Strip, which are increasing as a result of these events.

Main findings:

Health:
Food security:
Water and Sanitation:
Shelter and Relief:
HEALTH (WHO)

Patients’ access to specialized medical services


Availability of pharmaceuticals: drugs and medical supplies
Medical equipment functionality – availability of medical spare parts
Food for patients
Infrastructure
Mental health and child protection (UNICEF/UNRWA)

FOOD SECURITY (WFP/UNRWA)

Access (UNRWA/WFP)


Market (WFP)
Agriculture (FAO)
Fishing

WATER AND SANITATION (UNICEF)

Fuel and electricity cutting
Lack of spare parts
North Gaza treatment plants (Beit Lahia, North-East)
Khan Younis
Solid waste

SHELTER AND RELIEF (UNRWA)


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