Countless people are still grappling with the physical and mental toll as well as the damage to property, with fear of another war constantly looming and no signs of improvement in sight
Economy and Reconstruction
The unemployment rate increased by more than 5% in third quarter of 2021; sharp drop in building sector jobs, despite the need for reconstruction
Sustainable change for Gaza and the oPt as a whole can only begin with recognition of Israel's enduring responsibility to protect the rights of Palestinians living under its control.
Between April and June 2021, a third of employed individuals in Gaza earned an average of just 655 ILS (∼205 USD) per month; the number of unemployed women in Gaza rose by 7%.
The Gaza Chamber of Commerce opens registration for permits; steel enters Gaza outside of the Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism; Israel continues to restrict access to essential items needed for water and sewage infrastructure repairs