The sky is fallingFor those who have not figured it out yet, I am traveling tonight. In fact, I should start boarding shortly.
The United Nations' humanitarian aid coordinator is claiming that Gaza will be 'unliveable' by 2020. His solution? As usual, more foreign money.
Gaza will no longer be "liveable" by 2020 unless urgent action is taken to improve water supply, power, health, and schooling, the United Nations' most comprehensive report on the Palestinian enclave said on Monday.Some people would say that Gaza is unlivable now because of Hamas. But throwing more money at it isn't going to solve anything. And things aren't as bad as they are made out to be. Nor is Gaza's population likely to rise by a third over the next eight years. The last time I checked, it's populated by people and not by rabbits. This report is a load of nonsense.
"Action needs to be taken now if Gaza is to be a liveable place in 2020 and it is already difficult now," UN humanitarian coordinator Maxwell Gaylard told journalists when the report was released on Monday.
Five years into an Israeli blockade supported by Egypt, and living under one-party rule, Gaza's population of 1.6 million is set to rise by 500,000 over the next eight years, say the authors of the UN's most wide-ranging report on the territory.
Gaza has one the youngest populations in the world, with 51 percent of people under the age of 18.
"Action needs to be taken right now on fundamental aspects of life: water sanitation, electricity, education, health and other aspects," Gaylard said.
Oh, and by the way, it might help if they spent money on something other than terrorism.