2007-11-01 ~ 2008-10-30
Agency: MA’AN through Union Aid Abroad-APHEDA
The Gaza Strip has one of the densest populations in the world with about 1.5 million people living in 360 square kilometers. The majority of the population is refugees and over 50% of the refugees live in 8 camps. 70% of households live below the poverty line and 42% live in extreme poverty. There are limited resources and little economic activity so people depend on outside supplies of food, medicines and fuel. The UN agency for the region, International Committee of the Red Cross and World Food Programme co-ordinate aid deliveries.