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Reference : V-P-IL-E-04021
Date : 24/02/2021
Caption : Nablus governorate, Asira ash-Shamaliya. These women run a catering initiative.
Photographer : JABR, Atta
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, photo gallery, 08.03.2021.
““Income has decreased by 70% during the pandemic. I had to let my team go and continue cooking from my own kitchen,” says the owner of a catering initiative in Asira ash-Shamaliya, a town in Nablus Governorate. She is grateful to have found women standing by her side to help her through these most difficult of times, particularly her friend, who has taken it upon herself to promote the catering services and help her out with the preparation and packaging of orders. “I believe financial independence is a priority for women. I help other women in my town achieve their goals and dreams because I was once deprived of that,” says the owner's friend.
Since the beginning of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on people worldwide, particularly on women, and the occupied Palestinian territory was no exception. Already dealing with movement restrictions and economic hardship for decades, the women of Palestine now had to succeed in the face of additional obstacles and difficulties brought on by the pandemic."
Resolution : 5760x3840
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour