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Reference : V-P-IL-E-03151
Date : 04/2018
Caption : Gaza, hospital. Portrait of Dr. Heytham, surgeon.
Photographer : SYNENKO, Alyona
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : “We received the influx of wounded; still there are all the regular patients that require our attention. We had to cancel all the non-life-saving surgeries. We just don’t have enough human resources to cope. When I come home, I am always tired and tense. To relax I smoke. Sorry, I have to run now.”
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