- In June 2007, following the takeover of Gaza by Hamas, Israel imposed a land, sea and air blockade on the Gaza Strip, which intensified earlier access restrictions.
- The unemployment rate by mid-2016 was almost 42%, among the global highs, while among youth it stood at 60% and among females at over 65%.
- 47% of households in Gaza suffer from moderate or severe food insecurity.
- More than 70% of Gaza’s population receives some form of international aid, the bulk of which is food assistance.
[UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs]