Gaza, ALRAY - The Gazan economy suffered losses of around $500 million in the last 3 months and 57 % of the Gazan families are suffering from nutritional insecurity as the level of unemployment in the strip reached 40%, Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) reported.
The IOC issued a report about the humanitarian situation in Gaza under the imposed siege by Israel since 2007 and the effect of the current events in Egypt on Gaza. It shed the light on the losses in health care , energy and clean water supplies, Rafah crossing, municipalities, educational, economy and infrastructure sectors . It reported that all Gaza sectors are directly or indirectly influenced by the chronic fuel and electricity shortages.
The report mentioned that the shortage in drug and medical supplies reserves reached about 29% and the total shortage of medical equipment reached about 52%. While the total number of Palestinian patients who are denied the access to Egypt by the Egyptian authorities are estimated to 1000 patients.
It reported a drop of about 15% in the total number of passengers allowed to travel via Rafah crossing in compare to last year.
It noted that there is a significant drop in the fishing activities due to the fuel shortage and about 80% of fishermen lost their jobs.
It reported that the electricity outages reached 16 hours a day compared to the previous average. It explained that the electricity outages have resulted in an increase in fuel consumption that reached 666.711 liter a month in total.
It reported that 90% of the infrastructure projects are halted and around thousands of Palestinian builder and construction workers lost their jobs since July 2013. More than 12,000 of Gazans became homeless because of the lack of building materials which banned by Israel.
Its report explained that the fuel shortage also affected the agricultural sector , it estimated the financial losses in the agricultural sector to $ 150,000 per day due to farmers' inability to export and transport their crops.