Reference : V-P-IL-E-03124
Date : 20/02/2018
Caption : Gaza Strip, Al Remal Street. A vendor sits next to his goods. Severe restrictions on movement of people and goods as well as internal Palestinian differences suffocate Gaza economy.
Photographer : MOHAMMED, Talatene
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : In Gaza, the numbers are stark: Four out of five families in Gaza do not have a stable source of income. Seven out of ten people depend on humanitarian aid.
Isolated from the rest of the world, residents of Gaza lack many things: electricity, water, medicines, and jobs. More than anything else, however, they lack hope that their lives will change for the better.
The worsening economic crisis and the highest unemployment rate in several years have hit Gaza's youth the hardest. Unemployed and disenchanted, they see little reason to be optimistic for what the future holds
The ongoing economic crisis reduced the purchasing power and the flow of cash. Many merchants, who import goods, are unable to sell them, finding themselves in debt.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3500x2333
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour