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Reference : V-P-IL-E-02847
Date : 16/06/2015
Caption : Gaza. Following the conflict, the ICRC connected the main water pipes from the water wells, to enable farmers to extend their sub-line pipes and irrigate their lands.
Photographer : ALWAHEIDI, Nidal
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, article from the 9th July 2015:

“[…] Hundreds of hectares of agricultural land along Gaza's border with Israel were destroyed during the conflict in 2014. Homes and irrigation systems were also destroyed, or severely damaged. The impact on the local economy was huge, with many farmers left without a source of income to provide for their families.
To help local farmers get back on their feet, the ICRC facilitated the clearing of unexploded remnants of war, and worked tirelessly to relevel the damaged agricultural land, to make it arable again.
The relevelling of the land was a race against time to finish before the rainy season arrived, with 24 bulldozers working from sunrise to sunset every day for two months.
One third of the agricultural land of the Gaza Strip is along the border with Israel. The land is considered to be the "bread basket" for the population of Gaza. […]

There are eight pipelines in Khuzaa, al-Qarara, Abassan, al-Mosaddar, and al-Shoka.
The pipeline in the photo is 1,800m and benefits around 70 farmers. [...] ”
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5184x3456
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour