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Reference : V-P-IL-E-03198
Date : 02/12/2018
Caption : Gaza. Ahed lost both legs in 2012. He spent two years in rehabilitation and was unable to earn a living for almost three years. He applied for an ICRC microeconomic grant to open a shop.
Photographer : SYNENKO, Alyona
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : His younger sister who studies IT at university came up with an idea to install solar panels and sell internet cards providing WI FI connection in the area. Now Ahed sells internet cards to his neighbors.
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 : 4551x3034
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour