Saturday, June 19, 2010

Some facts and figures about Gaza

Source: The Gaza Strip has a population of 1.5 million with the sixth highest population density in the world.
(WHO World Health Organisation 16/02/2009)

During the last Israeli military strike between 27 December (08) and 18 January (09):- 1,380 Palestinians were killed, of whom 431 were children and 112 women. At least 5,380 people were injured, including 1,872 children and 800 women. 13 Israelis died during the same period
(WHO World Health Organisation 16/02/2009)

Over three-quarters of the current estimated population of some 1.5 million are registered refugees.
(UNRWA United Nations Relief Works Agency)

56% of the population is under 18 years of age
(OCHA United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs)

The rate of stunting in children younger than 5 years has risen. Stunting during childhood is an indicator of chronic malnutrition, and is associated with increased disease burden and death.
(The Lancet, Medical Journal 07/03/2009)

80% of the water supply in the territory is estimated to be unsafe for drinking.
(OCHA United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs)

Living conditions and access to sources of livelihood in Gaza are currently at their worst since 1967, with poverty affecting 90% of the population.
(UNCTAD United Nations Conference on Trade and Development 09/09/2009)

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