Brookings Data Now: 485,000 Gazans Displaced

In this edition of Brookings Data Now: Gazans displaced by recent conflict; developing countries face economic and social challenges; some software application developers earn more; how many Mexicans have relatives in United States?


People displaced in the Gaza Strip since the Israel launched Operation Protective Edge.

This number represents 25 percent of Gaza’s 1.8 million population.

$2.5 trillion

Annual gap faced by developing countries for financing projects in the sectors that will be relevant to achieving sustainable development goals

Further leading to economic stagnation and a range of social and political problems, 1.5 billion people live in countries with repeated cycles of criminal or political violence.


Average amount earned by software application developers in the United States

In metropolitan San Jose, California, software application developers earn $131,270 per year on average.


Share of Mexicans with relatives in the United States

In addition, 15 percent of those alive today who were born in the Caribbean or Central America now reside in the U.S.

Elina Saxena contributed to this post.