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Reference : V-P-IL-E-03149
Date : 04/2018
Caption : Gaza, hospital. Portrait of Khader, nurse.
Photographer : SYNENKO, Alyona
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : “I have an eight month old son, but I hardly get to see him these days. On Fridays, the emergency room becomes flooded with patients. In this situation you have to work fast, there is no time to think. The thoughts come afterwards. I remember the people I saw die, and I can’t help thinking that this was someone’s brother, father, husband. It brings back the painful memories of the last war. What gives me force? My mother and my wife. They are the most important people in my life.”
Following the escalation of violence along the border area in Gaza, almost two thousand Palestinians have required urgent medical assistance. Hospitals in Gaza, already over-stretched, mobilized all available resources to handle the crisis. Managing the influx of wounded has been particularly difficult, as health services in Gaza are weakened by shortage of drugs and medical supplies, severe restrictions of movement, chronic energy crisis and worsening economic situation.
Despite difficult working conditions, doctors, nurses and paramedics in Gaza have gone the extra mile to attend to the influx of wounded and keep regular health services running. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) supports hospitals in Gaza with emergency medical supplies, mobility devices, technical expertise and trainings.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5760x3840
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour