HUNGER, FOOD & NUTRITION
Since 2006 the Gaza Strip has been under a tight blockade. The ongoing restriction on the movement of goods and people has had a hugely adverse effect on the economy; more than half of the Gaza population is unable to secure sufficient income to meet their essential food and non-food requirements.
According to the World food Programme, from October 2010 to March 2011, 54% of households in the Gaza Strip suffered from food insecurity and an additional 12% were vulnerable to food insecurity. Only one fifth of Gaza households are estimated to be food secure.