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Reference : V-P-IL-E-04025
Date : 24/02/2021
Caption : Nablus governorate, Asira ash-Shamaliya. This school teacher is on the phone with her mother.
Photographer : JABR, Atta
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, photo gallery, 08.03.2021.
"“Our increasing dependence on electronic devices during the pandemic is a mixed blessing,” says this school teacher in Asira ash-Shamaliya, a town in Nablus Governorate. While it’s true that her mobile phone is the only way for her to keep in touch with her mother, her number one supporter, she is still faced with the difficulty of keeping her students engaged during online classes, not to mention the challenges posed by the continuous disruption of education and repetitive lockdowns. During the pandemic, she and her four children must share electronic devices, making it almost impossible to balance between teaching and attending to her children’s educational needs. “Without my mother’s moral support and video calls I wouldn’t have been able to be there for my students or children,” she says.
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