Informations géospatiales à l’appui de systèmes alimentaires durables

Overview of the damage to agricultural land and infrastructure due to the conflict in the Gaza Strip as of 15 February 2024

Year published: 28/02/2024

The ongoing conflict between Hamas and Israel erupted on October 7, 2023, leading to Israeli strikes on the Gaza Strip. Within two months, over 85 percent of Gaza's population was displaced, severely impacting agriculture. The FAO conducted two assessments of agricultural damage during the conflict. As of February 15, 2024, significant damage was evident, with home barns (307), broiler farms (235), and sheep farms (203) being the most damaged. A total of 626 agricultural wells were damaged, with North Gaza (213) and Gaza (208) being the most affected governorates. Approximately 26.6 percent (339 ha) of greenhouses suffered significant damage, with Gaza and North Gaza being the worst affected. About 42.6 percent (6 694 ha) of all cropland in Gaza was damaged, with Gaza governorate accounting for the most damage (1 941 ha). Future recommendations include integrating field and remote sensing data and ensuring transparent access to satellite imagery for improved response programs. The Gaza population faces extreme food consumption gaps and severe nutritional vulnerability, necessitating frequent updates and close monitoring for rehabilitation of the agriculture sector.