Monday, June 20, 2011


These statistics are sad enough, pleading to all countries to support the end of this siege.

  • Hospitals experience power cuts lasting for 8-12 hours a day. (OXFAM)
  • 95% of industrial operations have ceased due to the lack of electricity, production materials, and the ability to export their goods. (OXFAM)
  • 25-30% of households do not receive running water. (OXFAM)
  • 80% of the water supply falls below World Health Organization standards.
  •  Nearly half of all children under the age of two have anemia and 70% have Vitamin A deficiency. (UNICEF)
  • 80% of 4th to 9th graders are failing academically. (OXFAM)
  • More than 80% of Palestinian children in Gaza reported being depressed in a study by the United Nations Development Program.
  • Every day, 69 million liters of partially or completely untreated sewage--the equivalent of 28 Olympic-sized swimming pools--are pumped directly into the Mediterranean because it cannot be treated. (Red Cross)
  • At least 30% of the arable land in Gaza lies within the buffer zone created when Israel built a wall around the territory. Palestinians are shot at when they attempt to farm this land. (Red Cross)
  • In 2007, 18.5% of patients seeking emergency medical treatment outside of Gaza were refused permits to leave by Israel. (OXFAM) 
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