Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Gaza 'will not be liveable by 2020' - UN report (Aug 2012)

The Gaza Strip will not be "a liveable place" by 2020 unless action is taken to improve basic services in the territory, according to a UN report.

Basic infrastructure "is struggling to keep pace with a growing population", the UN Country Team (UNCT) in the occupied Palestinian territory said.

It estimates Gaza's population will rise from 1.6m to 2.1m by 2020.

Israel imposed a blockade on Gaza after the Islamist movement Hamas seized power in the coastal territory in 2007.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-19391809

UN GAZA 2020 Report in FULL