35,000 Palestinians migrated from Gaza to European countries in 2018.
A Palestinian refugee was pronounced dead on Sunday after he boarded a migrant boat bound for Greece, local Palestinian sources have reported.
Palestinian young man Ahmad Mahmoud Shatat, from the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip, drowned off the Greek coast after a migrant boat set sail from Turkey.
Another unidentified refugee reportedly died during the same trip. AGPS could not identify his name and nationality.
According to Palestinian and Israeli media reports, 35,000 Palestinians migrated from Gaza to European countries in 2018.
More than 2 million Palestinians live in Gaza, including 1.3 Palestine refugees; they live in a tragic and disastrous situation because of the blockade imposed by the Israeli occupation authorities for more than twelve years. The blockade has left terrible consequences on all aspects of life; everything is indicating that Gaza is on the verge of collapse if such situation continues.
Almost 56.6% of Gaza population suffers from food insecurity and around half of the manpower is jobless (the unemployment rate exceeds 44%). As a result, more than 80% of Gaza population is living under the poverty line and almost half of the population is depending on monthly-based food assistance either from the government or UNRWA.