Surges in unemployment, population threaten to paralyse Gaza

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“It’s not easy to live in one of the world’s most impoverished areas when you don’t have a future,” Magdolin al-Saway told The New Arab, her voice breaking mid-sentence. Magdolin, 38, thought she had planned her life out when she graduated from college in 2007 and married an engineer. Little did she know it was the start of an arduous, heart-wrenching journey. “For more than 15 years, neither I nor my husband has had employment – governmental or private. Meanwhile, our family got bigger. I now have six children, with another on the way,” Magdolin said with exacerbation. “Because of the impact …

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