Report: Gaza could be uninhabitable in five years

There could soon be no more Gaza Strip if conditions don’t turn around very quickly. A recent U.N. report has found that economic conditions in Gaza are so bad that the entire region could be “uninhabitable” by 2020…

The report faults the Israeli blockade for impoverishing the population. It also cited the 2014 war with Israel that left 73 Israelis and 2,200 Palestinians dead for wrecking Gaza’s economy and destroying much of its infrastructure. More than 20,000 Palestinian homes and numerous schools, hospitals, and factories were ruined in the conflict.

“The humanitarian catastrophe is man-made,” the deputy director of the Palestinian Centre for Human Rights told Al Jazeera. “The answer is only through our man-made policies.”