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Reference : V-P-IL-E-04050
Date : 03/06/2021
Caption : Al-Bureij refugee camp. A young girl brushes her hair in front of a mirror. As a resident of Gaza, she had to go through numerous traumatic experiences of war.
Photographer : AL RIFI, Mohammad
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC website, article, 08.07.2021
"The latest escalation which broke out in May 2021 in Gaza and Israel is one of the most intense hostilities that we, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), have witnessed in the region in years. A significant and mostly invisible consequence of the escalation is the impact it has on the mental and psychosocial well-being of the people who live under recurrent cycles of violence. This is especially true for children. “The memories that stick to my mind are the sounds of airstrikes and ambulances. In the evening and when it’s dark, I’m most afraid,” says the 11-year-old girl (on the picture). Terrified by the sound of bombs, she would run to hide in her mother’s lap. Other times, she would look for a safe haven at her grandparents’ house, but she also had to watch them flee their house and seek shelter in a safer place – or at least this was what the family hoped for."
Original material : digital
Resolution : 6720x4480
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour