The discussion of food crisis topic here gives me a chance to be aware of it as a global issue. Today, I am going to talk about the food crisis in my city Gaza. It's internationally known that Gaza is under blockade since 2007! But the worst is not known!
The 16-year-long blockade on Gaza many times prevents the entrance of medical aid, animal food, and food supplies to Gaza, which is resulting in death of farm animals, and an impending food crisis in Gaza. They are kept held at the borders of Gaza until all those supplies expire. Palestinians in Gaza have now been hit by a growing food crisis with price hikes making basic necessities unaffordable for the poorest like bread, meat, and eggs which have madly rised. Nearly, 1 million people in Gaza rely on UNRWA food parcels which only enter Gaza four times a year! Moreover, Farmers face restrictions on importing fertilizers and seeds to farm their land. Also, Fishermen face restrictions on importing fishing equipment and tools.
Power outages in Gaza can last 10 hours a day affecting every aspect of agriculture and food production. Gaz and electricity shortages make it impossible for families to cook and bake food, leaving many eating uncooked food, raw vegetables and bread to get by. Markets and bakeries are often unable to provide cooked goods and can't use refrigerators to preserve food.
We have to feel the pain twice; the global food crisis afecting us and the effects of the blockade! Sadly this is the situation in Gaza! Thanks to make this heard!