UN Says Gaza Could Become Uninhabitable by 2020

Voice of America News reports: “A UN report finds Israel’s decade-long blockade of the Gaza Strip is making it impossible for the Palestinians in the enclave to develop their economy. The UN Conference on Trade and Development warns this tiny territory could soon become unfit for humans to live in by 2020 if current trends are not reversed. UNCTAD has released its annual report on its assistance to the Palestinian people.

The report finds unemployment in the occupied Palestinian territory stands at 27 percent, the highest in the world. It says women and young people are most severely affected.

UNCTAD Coordinator of the Assistance to the Palestinian People, Mahmoud Elkhafif, says the agricultural sector is hardest hit by the deteriorating economic situation…”

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