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Reference : V-P-IL-E-03200
Date : 02/12/2018
Caption : Gaza. Sameh lost both legs during 2009 war. Despite his background in business administration, Sameh could not find work after his legs were amputated. His education and skills became useful again when he applied for an ICRC microeconomic initiative grant and opened his own stationary shop.
Photographer : SYNENKO, Alyona
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Sameh studied the market to ensure his business was successful.
ICRC website photo gallery, 20.01.2019.
Paralyzed by severe movement restriction Gaza economy has been steadily deteriorating for the past ten years. As the unemployment rate reached 53%, competition on the job market became fierce and people with disabilities often find themselves in a disadvantage compared to everyone else. Few places in Gaza are wheelchair accessible, while regular power cuts make tall buildings out of reach for those with limited mobility.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5336x3557
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour