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Gaza becoming unexpected destination for Egyptian jobseekers

After the pound's depreciation against the US dollar, some Egyptian workers are fleeing the difficult economic conditions in their country to work in the Gaza Strip so they can send money to their families back home.
Palestinian labourers work at the construction site of a house, that witnesses said was destroyed by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war last summer, in Johr El-Deek village near the central Gaza Strip July 26, 2015.  The house is rebuilt as part of a Qatari-funded project aimed at reconstructing housing units destroyed during the war. Palestinian Minister of Housing and Public Works Mufeed Al-Hassayna said that the reconstruction process in Gaza has started, almost a year since the 2014 war. More than 100
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Egyptian construction workers often do not earn enough to cover the basic expenses for themselves and their families, such as food, medicine and clothing.

The value of the Egyptian pound fell in half following the government’s decision to float the Egyptian currency in November and stands at about 18 Egyptian pounds to the US dollar. 

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