PNGO issued paper on: "Relation between population growth in the Gaza Strip and the challenges facing various sectors"

Gaza Strip is considered to be one of the largest densely-populated areas of the world, where population density mounts to 5936 residents per one square kilo meter. This density is ten times bigger than that in the West Bank (536 residents per one square kilo meter). One more fact about the Gaza Strip's population density lies in built-up areas, where there are 13,789 residents in each square kilo meter.

Such facts about the population growth in Gaza are based on statistical figures, issued in February 2022 by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics. The same statistical figures found out that 68% of the total number of Gaza Strip's population are refugees.

The rapid population growth in Gaza makes things more complicated in terms of Gaza's economy, as the coastal region has long suffered from steadily decreased resources, a 15-year-old Israel-imposed siege, along with an internal political Palestinian split.

Over the past time period, Israeli occupation has gripped tight control over all aspects of life of Gaza's population, to the extent that United Nations had declared that the region would become an unlivable place by the year 2020.

PNGO issued paper addresses the relation between population growth in the Gaza Strip and the various challenges at main levels, with reference to all related indicators including demographic, economic, social and living conditions. The indicators, mentioned, make up the assumption that Gaza Strip's living conditions are disastrous.  

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