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Recent survey shows 40% of Gazans think about leaving

Aug. 9, 2008 2:55 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 9, 2008 2:55 P.M.)
Bethlehem - Ma'an - A recent survey in Gaza found that 40% of residents are thinking about emmigration, while 63% do not have enough food, and 66% do not have access to necessary medications.

The results of the survey, conducted by the Near East Consulting Company, were released on Saturday.

The survey, called "Gaza Monitor," was conducted via phone interview between 29- 31 July. Surveyors called a random sample of 450 men and women in all districts of the Gaza Strip.

Asked whether the economic downturn in the region began when Hamas took over in June 2007, 91% answered yes.

The majority of the population also indicated that they found having goods available only in restricted quantities. Those who identified themselves as businessmen said that they found it difficult to obtain supplies in order to continue operating their companies.

According to this survey, 59% of the residents of the Gaza Strip are living under the poverty line, and 26% are unemployed.

The Near East consulting Company carries out monthly surveys through which it monitors the situation in the Palestinian territories on all aspects of life.

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