Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)
In a speech delivered to mark the one year aftermath of the 2014 aggression on Gaza Strip, Ms. Awad announces the results of the survey on the Impact of the Israeli Aggression in 2014, on Socio-Economic Conditions of the Households in Gaza Strip
Ms. Ola Awad declared the final results of the indicators of the survey on the Impact of the Israeli Aggression in 2014, on Socio-Economic Conditions of the Households in Gaza Strip during a special press conference organized by PCBS on Tuesday 06/10/2015 at the PCBS premises in Gaza city, the conference date marked one year on the end of the 2014 aggression on Gaza Strip which lasted for 52 days.
Ms. Awad indicated that the implementation of this survey within the second half of 2015 was in cooperation with a number of UN agencies as well as the World Bank and aimed at observing the effects of the 2014 aggression on the Socio-economic status of Palestinian households in Gaza Strip. The indicators from this survey reflects on many aspects of social and economic life and intersects with the indicators system which provides a database basis for all relevant parties of interest. Ms. Awad added that the indicators from this survey will be formulated in a manner which will include the population displacement during the aggression as well as its aftermath, the extent of the effect on the life of its inhabitants in the field of labor, income, expenditure, the availability of food and other necessary needs It will also include the types and source of assistance provided to the households due to the aggression, as well as the difficulties in accessing the various public facilities.
Ms. Ola Awad , President of PCBS , displayed the most important results of the survey on the Impact of the Israeli Aggression in 2014 , as follows:
Design the Survey sample:
For the first time, PCBS designed the sample of the survey on the basis of tracking the same sample of participants that were interviewed one year before the aggression as a PANEL survey, aiming to measure the extent and the trend of the changes that occurred to the household’s socio-economic conditions. The sample size was 3,150 households in Gaza Strip and it was a stratified random cluster sample of regular two stages.
Impact of 2014 Aggression on Place of Residence:
1. About 9% of the households in Gaza Strip changed their place of residence due to the Israeli aggression in 2014
2. Gaza and Rafah governorates marked the highest percentage of households which changed their place of residence due to the aggression, with 11% each
3. Deir Al Balah governorate scored lowest at 5%.
Number of Fled Times:
Impact of 2014 Aggression on the Labor Force:
1. 56% of them didn't encounter any changes to their wages during the 2014 aggression
2. 38% did not receive their pay during the aggression of 2014 as it stopped entirely
3. 5% their wages had decreased.
1. 64% of wage employees were forced to stop working , of which 75% did not receive any compensation for the days absent
2. The average number of days of forced absence reached 50 days, where 82% of the employees forced to be absent from work throughout the entire duration of the aggression.
Impact of the Aggression on the Infrastructure:
Receiving Assistance During and After the Aggression:
Type of Assistance:
Source of Assistance:
Exposure to Shocks:
Households' Steadfastness Period:
1. When households were asked about how long they could sustain themselves financially within the same conditions, 33% of the households said that they could sustain their standard of living for any period.
2. 15% of them reported facing serious financial instability and that they were not sure how to manage their living
3. Other responses varied but did not exceed at best one year of living under decent conditions
Thinking of Emigration: