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New Study Finds Food Supply to Gaza More Than Sufficient for Population’s Needs

Jeremy Sharon
Times of Israel, May 24, 2024

“… the government told the court in April that it had rejected only 1.5% of such requests, while COGAT has consistently argued that it is transferring more aid than the humanitarian agencies are dispatching.”
A group of highly respected academics and public health officials who authored a working paper on the amount of food entering the Gaza Strip during the war have concluded that the supply from January through April is sufficient for the population’s daily energy and protein needs.

Analyzing data from the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) agency of the Defense Ministry, which includes the weight of consignments of specific food commodities and standardized food parcels delivered to Gaza, the authors found that the mean energy availability across four months was 3,163 kcal per person, per day.

This significantly exceeds the widely accepted standard of 2,100 kcals per person, per day established by the Sphere humanitarian organization, for the minimum amount of food aid required in response to a crisis.

“ … [To read the full article, click here]

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