Reference : V-P-IL-E-03136
Date : 22/02/2018
Caption : Gaza Strip, Old city market. The largest and the busiest market in Gaza City looks unusually empty. 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.
Photographer : MOHAMMED, Talatene
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, 28.03.2018, Photo gallery: “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.”
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3500x2333
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour