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Reference : V-P-IL-E-04171
Date : 11/05/2023
Caption : Gaza, Al-Shifa hospital. A medical team of the Palestine Red Crescent Society brings a wounded.
Photographer : MHANNA, Hisham
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : "The five days of conflict in May 2023 caused death, injury, and destruction for residents of Gaza, many of whom have not yet begun to psychologically, physically or financially heal from their experiences in May 2021 and August 2022.
"Response and resilience are not mere buzzwords; for many in Gaza, they are the lifelines that separate survival from tragedy.
"First responders utilize more peaceful times to prepare for the next round of hostilities. They understand all too well the devastation that each escalation brings and therefore participate in training sessions to efficiently respond to the most pressing needs.
"Recognizing the critical nature of these preparations, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) supports these trainings on emergency preparedness and response. Mr. Raafat Jaarour, the Head of the Training and Capacity Building department of the Ministry of Health in Gaza, spoke of the actual impacts of this preparation.
"The training played a significant role in speeding up our response in providing life-saving services…During the latest escalation, the paramedics applied what they learned from the ICRC specialists, which helped them save many lives."

Source: ICRC website, article 31/05/2023
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5472x3648
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour