A new report by the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development predicts that Gaza, which has seen three wars in the last six years, will be “uninhabitable” by 2020.
Here’s what will happen, according to the report:
If the current blockade and insufficient levels of donor support persist, even with a reversion to the status quo that prevailed before the latest military operation, Gaza will become economically unviable and the already grim socioeconomic conditions can only deteriorate. The likely outcome will be more conflict, mass poverty, high unemployment, shortages of electricity and drinking water, inadequate health care and a collapsing infrastructure. In short, Gaza will be unlivable, as emphasized by the United Nations.