Markets and Trade

GIEWS Update – Palestine, 29 January 2024

Year of publication2024
AbstractIn the Gaza Strip, the ongoing conflict has caused the collapse of local livelihood systems and displaced about 1.9 million people. Between December 2023 and February 2024, the entire population (about 2.2 million people) is estimated to face high levels of acute food insecurity (IPC Phase 3 [Crisis] and above), including 576 000 people in IPC Phase 5 (Catastrophe). The risk of famine is very high, as the threshold for acute food insecurity has already been exceeded, while the thresholds for acute malnutrition and non-trauma mortality may also be breached by mid‑2024 if hostilities continue. The cessation of hostilities and unimpeded humanitarian access are urgently needed to avert the risk of famine.
Available inEnglish
Product typeJournal; magazine; bulletin
SeriesGIEWS - Updates
RegionNear East and North Africa
Areas of workGlobal Information and Early Warning System
Keywordscrop production; food security; markets; trade prices; food insecurity; weather; world; displacement; macroeconomics; food access; food supply; Palestine