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Reference : V-P-IL-E-03150
Date : 04/2018
Caption : Gaza, hospital. Portrait of Dr. Yusef, anesthesiologist.
Photographer : SYNENKO, Alyona
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : “We are people and we get tired. During an influx of wounded, the patients never receive 100% of the attention they need. There were days, when we operated until four in the morning. You have to learn how to give the best of yourself at work and take the necessary rest at the same time. At home, of course, everybody is worried. They call: “How are you? Did you sleep? Did you eat?” This support is very important.”
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 : 5453x3635
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour