Tagged: Unemployment

Join the al-Lahham Family for Iftar in Gaza Photo Essays
Mohammed Zaanoun, IMEU

Join the al-Lahham Family for Iftar in Gaza

Ramadan is a sacred time of year for devout Muslims. The holy month began days after the Israeli military killed 62 protesters in Gaza’s Great Return March. Despite the sorrow over the killings, and despite the ongoing suffering Palestinians in Gaza experience due to the Israeli-imposed blockade, four hours daily of electricity, lack of drinking water, and chronic unemployment — families in Gaza still mark Ramadan with devotion, and with dignity.

on June 14, 2018
Denied a Human Standard of Living: The Gaza Blockade Has Entered Its Tenth Year Op-Eds & Analysis
Bo Schack, UNRWA

Denied a Human Standard of Living: The Gaza Blockade Has Entered Its Tenth Year

“I have survived the past three wars, but that is not the problem. In this place, wars come and go. The bigger struggle is not to lose hope. The only way I can do that is to retreat, and create my own world, and become oblivious.” This was told to me by 36-year old Ali...

on October 21, 2016
Israel: Quarry Shutdown Harms Palestinians News Roundup
Human Rights Watch

Israel: Quarry Shutdown Harms Palestinians

Israeli military authorities closed down about 35 Palestinian quarries in the West Bank in late March 2016 and confiscated millions of dollars’ worth of equipment. The crackdown, which has paralyzed the quarries, puts the livelihoods of up to 3,500 workers at risk and highlights the discriminatory nature of Israeli rules for Palestinian quarries, which have been unable to obtain new licenses for more than 20 years.

on April 21, 2016
Gaza: U.N. Issues Warning About Living Conditions News Roundup
Diaa Hadid

Gaza: U.N. Issues Warning About Living Conditions

A United Nations agency has warned that Gaza may become uninhabitable by 2020 if current political and economic trends continue. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development said in a statement released late Tuesday that eight years of effective bans on most exports, three major conflicts and tight restrictions on materials entering Gaza had “shattered its ability to export and produce for the domestic market, ravaged its already debilitated infrastructure, left no time for reconstruction and economic recovery, and accelerated the de-development” of the Gaza Strip.

on September 2, 2015
Putting Gaza in ‘Formaldehyde’: Israel’s ‘Disengagement,’ A Decade Later Fact Sheets
IMEU

Putting Gaza in ‘Formaldehyde’: Israel’s ‘Disengagement,’ A Decade Later

In the summer of 2005, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon withdrew Israel's army and approximately 8,000 Jewish settlers from the interior of the occupied Gaza Strip after concluding that maintaining Israel's settlement enterprise there wasn't worth the cost. The IMEU offers the following fact sheet on how this plan has affected Palestinians in Gaza and beyond ten years later.

on August 18, 2015
Poll: Half of Gaza Residents Considering Emigration News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Poll: Half of Gaza Residents Considering Emigration

Half of Gazans say they are considering emigration from the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research reported Tuesday. Unemployment in Gaza increased in 2014 "to reach 44 percent -- probably the highest in the world," the World Bank reported, with the poverty rate in the occupied Palestinian territory reaching 39 percent...

on June 10, 2015
Gaza Economy on the Verge of Collapse, Youth Unemployment Highest in the Region at 60 Percent Recommended Reports
The World Bank

Gaza Economy on the Verge of Collapse, Youth Unemployment Highest in the Region at 60 Percent

Blockades, war and poor governance have strangled Gaza's economy and the unemployment rate is now the highest in the world according to the latest World Bank economic update. The report will be presented to the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC), a forum of donors to the Palestinian Authority, at the bi-annual meeting in Brussels on May 27, 2015.

on May 21, 2015
Banks Requested to Defer Payments to Ease Burden on Citizens of Gaza News Roundup
Palestinian News & Info Agency - WAFA

Banks Requested to Defer Payments to Ease Burden on Citizens of Gaza

The Palestine Monetary Authority has published a circular to all banks operating in Palestine, asking them to defer payments by borrowers from banks in the Gaza Strip, said the PMA in a press release. The circular is the first of its kind and was adopted to ease the burden on residents of Gaza, who have been the target of brutal and extensive Israeli attacks, and to establish the principle of social responsibility of the PMA and the banking sector.

on September 4, 2014
Unemployment and homelessness; the situation in Gaza following the ceasefire News Roundup
Palestine News Network

Unemployment and homelessness; the situation in Gaza following the ceasefire

Recent statistics from the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU) have revealed that unemployment in Gaza stands at 200,000 people without work. Sami Al-Amasi, PGFTU's President in Gaza, stated this represented a 30,000 person increase since before the war with Israel, a situation that is "the worst in ten years".

on September 4, 2014
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