Gaza City, Palestinian Territories
The Wider Image: Gaza struggles to accommodate the living and the dead as population grows
A verse from the Koran is inscribed on the remains of an old grave in the Sheikh Shaban cemetery in Gaza City, September 11, 2022. Gaza has faced a mounting demographic crisis for years. Its population is set to more than double within the next 30 years, it should reach 4.8 million and land is already running out. Even the dead are affected, their resting places are pressured by squatters and the relentless reality of a growing population with nowhere else to go. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem SEARCH "SALEM GAZA POPULATION" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.