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Reference : V-P-IL-E-04090
Date : 26/01/2022
Caption : Gaza City, al-Zaitoun neighbourhood. Children playing on a flooded street. Since the beginning of winter 2021, torrential rains cause hardships to the people of Gaza, many of whom don't have sufficient access to heating and lighting services. The Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS), with the support of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement partners, has thus assisted around 500 households with emergency relief supplies, including kitchen sets, mattresses, blankets, heaters, plastic sheets and tarpaulins.
Photographer : DARWISH, Ateyya
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : ICRC's website, photo gallery, 02.02.2022.
"Four rounds of major hostilities over the past decade and a half have taken a heavy toll on the delivery of essential services in Gaza. Between the escalation in May 2021, damaged and destroyed infrastructure, and restrictions on the entry of goods, thousands of people in Gaza struggle to make a living. Limited power supply and damaged sewage and drainage networks exacerbate the threat of heavy rainfall on Gazans and put them under a lot of pressure daily.
"The lack of long-term solutions and improvements leads to frustration and a sense of hopelessness among the population. People need a glimmer of hope. They need a future to look forward to," says Mirjam Lea Mueller, Head of ICRC Sub-Delegation in Gaza. She adds, “the complicated and often lengthy process of importing goods into Gaza poses challenges to the effective functioning of essential infrastructure. We welcome the recent steps taken by the Israeli authorities to ease the process and hope this will continue to ensure the provision of essential services, such as water, wastewater management and power supply in the Gaza Strip. People deserve to live in dignity, and their basic needs must be met"."
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5848x3899
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour