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Reference : V-P-IL-E-02850
Date : 16/06/2015
Caption : Gaza, al-Qarara. Abu Ahmed al-Najjar, 87-years-old, is a farmer who benefited from ICRC help to plant new crops in the area.
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 land here was very uneven and full of mounds and hollows, but the bulldozers from the ICRC came and levelled everything back to how it was before." Abu Ahmed al-Najjar, 87-years-old, is one of the oldest farmers in the al-Qarara area.
250 farmers received cash installments to plant new crops in the area. The ICRC monitored the replanting and helped guide the farmers in their work.
Another 180 farmers will benefit from this project later in the year. [...]”
Original material : digital
Resolution : 4431x3089
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour