Ending the Israeli blockade key to start rebuilding Gaza

    An estimated $7.8 billion is required to rebuild Gaza, but the Israeli blockade of the region battered by airstrikes means aid workers cannot access basic building materials. Should donors and workers expect the border to open anytime soon? We asked a few Washington, D.C.-based experts.

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    • Jeff Tyson

      Jeff is a former global development reporter for Devex. Based in Washington, D.C., he covers multilateral affairs, U.S. aid, and international development trends. He has worked with human rights organizations in both Senegal and the U.S., and prior to joining Devex worked as a production assistant at National Public Radio. He holds a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in international relations and French from the University of Rochester.

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