Reference : V-P-PS-E-00260
Date : 1952
Country/Region : PALESTINE; SYRIA
Caption : Gaza. Enfant réfugiée.
Photographer : s.n.
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication subject to restrictions
Copyright : ICRC archives (ARR)
Description : Palestine - UNRWA

On the back: "The severity of the winter in the Middle East brings bitter suffering each year to the refugees.
In the winter of 1950, for over a month, in Northern Syria, temperatures remained at 36° below freezing and icicles hung in the camps.
This spring (1952) gales reaching a force of a hundred m... wrecked havoc in the camps along the coast of the Eastern Mediterranean. In one storm in the Gaza strip, where it rained for nine days consecutively, more than 30'000 refugees were rendered homeless, their mud huts being washed away, tents torn to ribbons by the fury of the wind and rain. Everywhere was mud and children shivering with cold.
Original material : print
Resolution : 2892x3500
Orientation : portrait
Colour/B&W : black and white