Reference : V-P-IL-E-02870
Date : 28/10/2015
Caption : Gaza. An ICRC logistics officer.
Photographer : ASHOUR, Yassein
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : This man works for the ICRC as a Logistics Officer since 2009. He is responsible for the management of supply chain and warehouses. “I joined the ICRC in 2009 right after the end of the 2008/2009 conflict. It wasn’t easy for me as a new member and as the work was numerous.” He considers that usually the work during the conflict and emergency is less difficult than the work after it.” In order to respond to the huge needs, he and his team worked directly after the ceasefire for two months more than 16 hours every day. “The loads were huge and the time was very important. It was difficult to work during the ceasefires because the time was limited and the need wasn’t little!”. One of the challenges he and the team faced was the lack of human resources compared to the response needed from them, “We overcome this challenge by bringing daily workers.” The safety of the staff is also a concern for him. During the recent conflict in 2014, one of the staff he’s responsible for called him at midnight after the warehouse was damaged due to a close shelling, “It was a difficult moment, but I gave him instructions to ensure he’s safe.”. “Leaving the house and the family is very difficult, but what makes it easier to handle is that you are helping people in need for this help,” he concluded.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5184x3456
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour