The idea that Gaza was suffering from a "humanitarian crisis" has been around for a long, long time:
...the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza continues to grow.
...impoverishing families across The West Bank and Gaza Strip and risking a humanitarian crisis, according to international economists and aid workers...
The United Nations has warned of a humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip due to a shortage of medical supplies there.
The humanitarian crisis in the West Bank and Gaza is a crisis of access and mobility; it is further compounded by an economic downturn that severely limits the ability of the civilian population to purchase and access basic needs.
Humanitarian crisis: The cumulative impact of damage to civilian infrastructure, curfews and closures, and ongoing violence led the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to describe the humanitarian situation as "the most dire since 1967."
The United Nations has warned in a special report of an impending humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip.
Thousands of Palestinians in Gaza are suffering from a chronic humanitarian crisis that is deepening during the disengagement period.
Gaza facing humanitarian crisis
As the representatives of donor governments made fresh vows to rapidly establish a flow of aid to Palestinians on Monday, the humanitarian crisis in Gaza continues.
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has demanded that Israel take urgent action to prevent a humanitarian disaster in the Gaza Strip.
Humanitarian Disaster in Gaza: "People are crying, hungry, thirsty, and desperate"
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U.N. Official: Humanitarian Crisis Looms in Gaza
The World Health Organisation warned against a humanitarian crisis erupting in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip due to Israeli travel restrictions