Food insecurity in the Gaza Strip: An urgent priority with deep roots

Zelingher, R. (2024). Food insecurity in the Gaza Strip: An urgent priority with deep roots. IIASA Policy Brief. Laxenburg, Austria: PB-43

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Abstract

In the Gaza Strip, more than 95% of the population is in a state of acute food insecurity and 30% is experiencing famine, with the situation expected to worsen. The ongoing Israel-Hamas War, which commenced in October 2023, is a major contributor to this crisis. However, there are several other food-security challenges in Gaza that predate the outbreak of war. Besides the impacts of recent conflict, new IIASA research shows that past and present governance issues, as well as a failure to effectively implement food-security policy, are significant contributors to the food crisis in Gaza. To address the current crisis and ensure lasting food security, strategies are needed that address not only the impacts of recent conflict, but also these underlying issues.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Policy Brief)
Research Programs: Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA)
Advancing Systems Analysis (ASA) > Exploratory Modeling of Human-natural Systems (EM)
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Depositing User: Michaela Rossini
Date Deposited: 13 May 2024 12:10
Last Modified: 13 May 2024 13:50
URI: https://pure.iiasa.ac.at/19723

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