Poverty level in Gaza reaches 60 percent (14 images)

Conditions have always been bleak for the 2 million people living in the crowded seaside territory of Gaza between Egypt and Israel, but the number of unemployed laborers there has now grown to 250,000, pushing the poverty level to 60 percent.
Updated: Feb. 21, 2017 at 1:41 PM
A Palestinian child looks from inside his tent in the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp in Khan Younis, where poverty is growing and there is little hope for the future, in the southern Gaza on February 19, 2017. While Gaza has always been poor, conditions for the 2 million people who live in the crowded seaside territory have worsened, as the numbers of the unemployed laborers in Gaza reached 250,000 and poverty grown to 60 per cent, according to local reports. Photo by Ismael Mohamad/ UPI
License photo | Permalink
Palestinian a woman and her child look from inside their impoverished home in the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp in Khan Younis, where poverty is growing and there is little hope for the future, in the southern Gaza on February 19, 2017. While Gaza has always been poor, conditions for the 2 million people who live in the crowded seaside territory have worsened, as the numbers of the unemployed laborers in Gaza reached 250,000 and poverty grown to 60 per cent, according to local reports. Photo by Ismael Mohamad/ UPI
License photo | Permalink
Palestinian children play in front of their homes in the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp in Khan Younis, where poverty is growing and there is little hope for the future, in the southern Gaza on February 19, 2017. While Gaza has always been poor, conditions for the 2 million people who live in the crowded seaside territory have worsened, as the numbers of the unemployed laborers in Gaza reached 250,000 and poverty grown to 60 per cent, according to local reports. Photo by Ismael Mohamad/ UPI
License photo | Permalink
A woman and her children stand in front of their home in the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp in Khan Younis, where poverty is growing and there is little hope for the future, in the southern Gaza on February 19, 2017. While Gaza has always been poor, conditions for the 2 million people who live in the crowded seaside territory have worsened, as the numbers of the unemployed laborers in Gaza reached 250,000 and poverty grown to 60 per cent, according to local reports. Photo by Ismael Mohamad/ UPI
License photo | Permalink
A Palestinian girl and her family stand in front of their home in the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp in Khan Younis, where poverty is growing and there is little hope for the future, in the southern Gaza on February 19, 2017. While Gaza has always been poor, conditions for the 2 million people who live in the crowded seaside territory have worsened, as the numbers of the unemployed laborers in Gaza reached 250,000 and poverty grown to 60 per cent, according to local reports. Photo by Ismael Mohamad/ UPI
License photo | Permalink
A Palestinian man and his child sit in front of his home in the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp in Khan Younis, where poverty is growing and there is little hope for the future, in the southern Gaza on February 19, 2017. While Gaza has always been poor, conditions for the 2 million people who live in the crowded seaside territory have worsened, as the numbers of the unemployed laborers in Gaza reached 250,000 and poverty grown to 60 per cent, according to local reports. Photo by Ismael Mohamad/ UPI
License photo | Permalink
Palestinian children play in front of their homes in the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp in Khan Younis, where poverty is growing and there is little hope for the future, in the southern Gaza on February 19, 2017. While Gaza has always been poor, conditions for the 2 million people who live in the crowded seaside territory have worsened, as the numbers of the unemployed laborers in Gaza reached 250,000 and poverty grown to 60 per cent, according to local reports. Photo by Ismael Mohamad/ UPI
License photo | Permalink