Life and livelihoods in Gaza are being made impossible
If conditions in Gaza are to improve, basic human needs cannot be treated as bargaining chips.
Appeared in print on 29.04.2009
As we enter the fourth month since the end of hostilities in Gaza, it is increasingly apparent that its needs are not being met and that reconstruction is stalled. Donors have pledged money – among them the EU, the largest aid donor to the occupied Palestinian territory in 2008 and for Gaza’s reconstruction – but the flow of goods is wholly inadequate and reconstruction is almost impossible.