Gaza Facts – Source UN

The population of Gaza is 1.6 million, with over 50% under 18.

38% of Gazans live in poverty.

26% of the Gazan workforce, including 38% of youths, is unemployed.

The average wage declined by over 20% in the past six years.

54% of Gazans are food insecure and over 75% are aid recipients.

35% of Gaza’s farmland and 85% of its fishing waters are totally or partially inaccessible.

50-80 million litres of partially treated sewage are dumped in the sea each day.

Over 90% of the water from the Gaza aquifer is undrinkable.

85% of schools in Gaza run on double shifts.

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