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The story of Gaza is a story of neglect

Gaza's economy has collapsed but its residents cannot do anything about it.

Gaza has been under Israeli siege for more than a decade [Reuters]

Humanitarian, socioeconomic, political and security conditions in Gaza are inexorably worsening. The great majority of Gaza’s two million inhabitants are trapped in a cycle of violence, poverty and pervasive vulnerability created by policies and political decisions.

Breaking this vicious cycle is a human rightsimperative and a global responsibility.

As result of the ongoing blockade, three devastating military operations, and an intra-Palestinian divide, the development trajectory of Gaza has been significantly halted in recent years. This caused the already beleaguered coastal strip’s economy to collapse and brought about even more vulnerability and human anguish.

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