Reference : V-P-IL-E-02381
Date : 09/05/2011
Country/Region : OCCUPIED TERRITORIES; ISRAEL; GAZA
Caption : Southern Gaza Strip, Rafah city. Young men smuggle goods through a tunnel along the border with Egypt.
Photographer : EL BABA, Iyad
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Most of these young workers - between 20-30 years old - have been either chronically unemployed or employed in low-paying wages.

ICRC website, photo gallery 29.06.2011
Due to the closure and limited access through the Rafah crossing, Gazans have no alternative but to risk their lives smuggling goods through underground tunnels from Egypt. At the end of May 2011, the Rafah crossing resumed operating on a permanent basis for the first time in four years.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3504x2336
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour

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