PNGO issued paper on "Food Security Facts in the Gaza Strip"

Palestinian NGOs Network (PNGO) issued a paper on the "Food Security Facts in the Gaza Strip", The reality and ways of securing food in the Gaza Strip in light of the global food crisis. The paper was prepared by “Dr. Nabil Abu Shamaleh” as part of the project “Channels of Developing Community Needs within a Rapid Population Growth in the Gaza Strip” in partnership with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung - Palestine.

Gaza Strip suffers from an increase in food insecurity rate by up to 69% in 2021 among its individuals. The main reason for such insecurity is the blockade imposed on the Strip from 2007 to date, which in turn has affected all aspects of economic and social life. The citizens' purchasing power decreased due to the high unemployment rate and the low salaries below the minimum approved by the government in Ramallah, in addition to the reduction in the salaries of public employees in the Gaza Strip. This year matters got worse due to global inflation, especially after the Russian-Ukrainian war, which affected Palestine in general and the Gaza Strip in particular, the matter led to a noticeable rise in the prices of basic commodities, especially the imported ones.

Despite the food aid provided by international organizations such as the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and the World Food Program (WFP), which witnessed a noticeable reduction in the latest years by 43.5% in 2018 compared to the average previous years, the rate of food insecurity in the Gaza Strip did not decline.

Download the paper from here..        Food Security Facts in the Gaza Strip     


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