Deprived and Endangered: Humanitarian Crisis in the Gaza Strip

January 13, 2009

"... Of the 750,000 Gazans who depend on food aid from UNRWA, 94,000 are "special hardship cases" including the chronically ill, the disabled, the elderly, and the very young. Of the additional 265,000 Gazans who rely on the World Food Program (WFP) for food, 90,000 are "destitute cases" almost totally dependent on food. International humanitarian groups that provide food aid, like Oxfam, CARE and Action Against Hunger, are unable to help because Israel has barred their personnel from entering Gaza since November 4, 2008... "