Reference : V-P-IL-E-03132
Date : 22/02/2018
Caption : Gaza Strip, Khan Younis. Palestinians gather at a makeshift station to get travel permits to cross into Egypt through Rafah Crossing. Egyptian authorities opened the crossing exceptionally for one day for humanitarian cases. The crossing has been opening only on ad hoc basis since 2006. It still is considered the main gateway for Gazans into the outside world.
Photographer : MOHAMMED, Talatene
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : In Gaza, the numbers are stark: Four out of five families in Gaza do not have a stable source of income. Seven out of ten people depend on humanitarian aid.
Isolated from the rest of the world, residents of Gaza lack many things: electricity, water, medicines, and jobs. More than anything else, however, they lack hope that their lives will change for the better.
The worsening economic crisis and the highest unemployment rate in several years have hit Gaza's youth the hardest. Unemployed and disenchanted, they see little reason to be optimistic for what the future holds.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3500x2333
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour