Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Palestinians running out of food

The AP reports that a survey by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization has found that "40 percent of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip don't have regular access to the food they need, and another 30 percent are at risk of losing that access." Furthermore, "while food is generally available in the Palestinian territories, residents have limited access to it because of their dwindling personal finances and Israeli security measures, such as curfews, closures and the creation of a security barrier in the West Bank."