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    Oxfam, a generation trapped in Gaza for 15 years

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    (ANSA) – ROME, JUN 15 – “15 years after the beginning of the Israeli blockade on Gaza, 2.1 million people are still living in prison, in what is in fact an open-air prison.

    An entire generation of Palestinian young people, over 800,000, have spent their entire life in this situation, without knowing anything else “. This is the complaint launched by Oxfam” on the eve of the fifteenth anniversary of the beginning of the restrictions imposed on the Strip. in the face of a situation for which no negotiated solution can be seen between the parties, despite the humanitarian efforts supported by the international community and the United Nations, which to date have allocated 5.7 billion dollars in aid “.

    “We are facing a crisis that has become chronic, which forces organizations such as Oxfam – which has been operating in the field for years – to work to ensure the mere survival of an exhausted yet extraordinarily resistant population – said Paolo Pezzati, Oxfam policy advisor for emergencies. Humanitarians – Right now 7 out of 10 people in Gaza are dependent on humanitarian aid to meet the essential needs of every day.

    Israel’s control over the Strip is almost total and goes to paradoxical and punitive levels for the population. Think of the rules on exporting tomatoes, which effectively prevent producers from selling what they have grown. We appeal to the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, so that an immediate lifting of the blockade on Gaza becomes a priority on the international agenda “.

    # OpenUpGaza15 will start in the next few days, an awareness campaign “to restore hope to a generation that risks losing it forever. Suffice it to say that 63% of young people in Gaza cannot find work and 4 out of 5 girls do not have a job. paid “. (HANDLE).

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