During the 2014 Gaza War, the main power plant is Gaza was damaged severely. Since then, the infrastructure crisis has grown exponentially.  Exacerbated by the difficulty in purchasing Diesel due to a financial conflict between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, Gazans are impacted in three crucial areas, energy, water and communications, which stunts any hope for stability.



Articles with CMEP Authors:
Life Inside the Gaza Blockade [Sojourners, July 2017]
By Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon & Jessica Hill
“The blockade of Gaza has created a humanitarian crisis, and hopelessness. But the outside world has the power to offer a lifeline,” writes CMEP co-authors Executive Director Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon and Research Intern Jessica Hill. In a recent Sojourner article Cannon and Hill offer insight into the realities of life in Gaza and the people who are working diligently toward peace.

Gaza: Working Toward a Better Future [07/24/2017]

Gaza Field Manager for Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Bassam Nasser, speaks with CMEP's Director of Advocacy and Government Relations, Kyle Cristofalo, about CRS' work in Gaza providing emergency relief to the most vulnerable. Nasser also discusses his hope for a better future and steps to take to help move toward a just resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Growing Up In Gaza [07/18/2017]
Fulbright Scholar Oday Abdaljawwad speaks with CMEP Executive Director Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon about growing up in Gaza and the unique challenges the ongoing humanitarian crisis places on children. Abdaljawwad is currently a Development and Advocacy Intern with CMEP.
Gaza: Searching for Light [03/28/2017]
967 In 2014 Gaza’s main power plant sustained severe damage as a result of the Gaza War. Three years later the power plant remains mostly inactive. Today, most Gazans live in the dark for as many as 21 hours every day. Learn about the current realities of life in Gaza and where there might be opportunities for hope.

Webinar: Hand on the Switch and Lights for Gaza
968 Hear Tania Hary, Executive Director of the Israeli human rights organization Gisha, and Executive Director of Churches for Middle East Peace Rev. Dr. Mae Elise Cannon, recently returned from Gaza, engage in a conversation on the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Learn about the current realities of Palestinian life in Gaza where most Gazans live in the dark for as many as  21 hours every day.


Report: Hand on the Switch
To read the Gisha report, “Hand on the Switch,” that Tania references in the webinar click here.