Failing Gaza: No rebuilding, no recovery, no more excuses – new report by 16 NGOs

A new report, by 16 humanitarian, development and human rights organisations, describes how the ongoing blockade prevents reconstruction and recovery of Gaza from the extensive damage caused by the Israeli military offensive one year ago. It highlights the fact that only 41 truckloads of construction materials have been allowed to enter Gaza since the end of the offensive in January, while thousands would be needed only for the task of rebuilding and repairing the more than 6,000 homes destroyed or damaged in the offensive .

The reports addresses extensively the role of the international community, which can and must do far more to end this illegal and inhumane blockade. The EU is urged to take immediate and concerted action to secure the lifting of the blockade so that the close of Spainis six-month presidency of the EU in June 2010 does not also mark the third anniversary of the blockade being imposed.

Below are the recommendations which the report makes to the EU and wider international community:

Failing Gaza: No rebuilding, no recovery, no more excuses

Recommendations to the international community

The European Union

The Middle East Quartet (EU, Russia, UN and US)

Quartet members should:

The international community

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