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Reference : V-P-IL-E-04023
Date : 24/02/2021
Caption : Bethleem City. Portrait of a 28-year-old nurse working in the COVID-19 ward in Al-Maqassed hospital in Jerusalem.
Photographer : JABR, Atta
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, photo gallery, 08.03.2021.
"During the peak of the pandemic, and while she was six months pregnant, she insisted on remaining on the frontline to help save the lives of COVID-19 patients, while risking her own health and that of her family and three children. The support she receives from her mother and sister is vital, especially when she works nights. They attend to her kids’ needs and make sure she can fulfill her duty as a nurse. “I constantly encourage my daughter to continue working because, without medical teams, families will suffer and might even lose their loved ones,” says her mother.
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 : 4480x6720
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : colour