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Reference : V-P-IL-E-03154
Date : 04/2018
Caption : Gaza, hospital. Portrait of Dalila, nurse.
Photographer : SYNENKO, Alyona
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : “I am pregnant. My husband was very much against me working at the hospital, but I insisted. It is not easy. My colleagues joke that when we finish taking care of patients, I become another patient for them. What helps me cope with all difficulties during the influx of wounded, is the people I work with. We eat and drink tea together, we make jokes.”
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