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Reference : V-P-IL-E-04178
Date : 15/05/2023
Caption : Gaza. An apartment is destroyed during the recent escalation of hostilities.
Photographer : MHANNA, Hisham
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : Source: ICRC website, article 31/05/2023

"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.
"Mohammed lived in a home with his wife and their four young children. His children, three of them in school, are good students with high grades.
"When Mohammed and his wife realized the building was shaking and the walls crumbling, he kicked down a door for his family to flee.
"When I looked outside, the only thing I could see was flames. I returned to my wife and told her, ‘We are going to die. There is no way we can get out of here. It’s impossible for anyone to reach us.’ I kept looking at my children. I wanted to soak them in for the last time.
"In the days after a ceasefire was announced, the Palestine Red Crescent Society (PRCS) and the ICRC began responding to urgent needs. While communities held their breath to see if the agreement would hold, PRCS and ICRC teams assessed broken homes. Cash assistance and household items were provided to the most vulnerable. This helps them to cover immediate emergency needs and begin the process of rebuilding their lives."
Original material : digital
Resolution : 3984x2656
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour