Tagged: Humanitarian Crisis

A Day in the Life of a Gaza Medic
Matthew Vickery, Al Jazeera

A Day in the Life of a Gaza Medic

The whiz of a bullet is quickly followed by another, and then another, as young men start desperately scrambling over the bumpy ground at the Gaza-Israel border to find a place of safety. Medics Mohammed Mundil and Hazem Shaban, however, are running in the opposite direction, towards the chaos. The cry of "medic" is heard, an indication that someone has been hit by Israeli live fire.

on December 19, 2015
‘Palestinian Children Live in Trauma Without End’
Creede Newton, Al Jazeera

‘Palestinian Children Live in Trauma Without End’

Ismail Abu Shebab, a shy 11-year-old taking a break from school, opened his mouth to speak - but the overhead roar of Israeli warplanes made his words nearly inaudible. As the aircraft came closer, Abu Shebab grew silent. "I'm ready to talk," he said after a few moments. Abu Shebab suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of Israeli bombing during the 2014 Gaza war.

on December 6, 2015
The Rise of Psychological Trauma in Occupied Palestine
Megan Hanna, Mondoweiss

The Rise of Psychological Trauma in Occupied Palestine

On the morning of Monday 23rd November, Israeli forces raided Aida refugee camp and a children’s community centre and established a military outpost on the roof of an adjacent building. Once the military post was established, the soldiers also erected an Israeli flag, and didn’t vacate the rooftop until Tuesday in the early hours of the morning.

on November 30, 2015
PA: 100 Days Since Humanitarian Cases Allowed Through Rafah Crossing
Ma'an News Agency

PA: 100 Days Since Humanitarian Cases Allowed Through Rafah Crossing

The Palestinian Authority on Monday urged the Egyptian authorities to allow humanitarian cases to leave the blockaded Gaza Strip, saying the Rafah crossing has now been closed to such cases more than 100 straight days. The PA committee for crossings and borders said in a statement that the crossing had only been open for 19 non-consecutive days this year.

on November 30, 2015
UNRWA: Palestinian Refugees Today Feel More ‘Left Behind’ Than Ever
Danielle Ziri, The Jerusalem Post

UNRWA: Palestinian Refugees Today Feel More ‘Left Behind’ Than Ever

“UNRWA is shocked by the upsurge in violence that has affected Palestinian and Israeli civilians and the pattern of deadly force against Palestinians,” says commissioner-general. “Palestinian refugees today feel more left behind” than ever, the head of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees said on Tuesday.

on November 10, 2015
Eid in the Rubble
Dan Cohen, Mondoweiss

Eid in the Rubble

When Nidal Alareer, a 40-year-old father of five, returned to Shujaiya after Israel’s 51-day war on Gaza, he found all three of his houses destroyed. Though promises of reconstruction have proven to be hollow, his family was able to obtain materials to rebuild their home from the Qatari government. But the labor is back-breaking and until he and his young sons finish reconstruction, his family is scattered about Gaza with no money to rent apartments.

on September 30, 2015
Gaza: U.N. Issues Warning About Living Conditions
Diaa Hadid

Gaza: U.N. Issues Warning About Living Conditions

A United Nations agency has warned that Gaza may become uninhabitable by 2020 if current political and economic trends continue. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development said in a statement released late Tuesday that eight years of effective bans on most exports, three major conflicts and tight restrictions on materials entering Gaza had “shattered its ability to export and produce for the domestic market, ravaged its already debilitated infrastructure, left no time for reconstruction and economic recovery, and accelerated the de-development” of the Gaza Strip.

on September 2, 2015
Life in Gaza, One Year After War
Lara Abu Ramadan, The Atlantic

Life in Gaza, One Year After War

"My brain cannot stop dreaming of war, I don't want to wake up this way! Its really annoying and sad. #Gaza :(" I tweeted this more than six months after Israel’s 2014 bombardment of the Gaza Strip. I was not alone among Gazans in my unrelenting suffering. But I am an adult. For children, the nightmares are far worse, particularly for those who have endured three wars in six years. Wednesday marks a full year since the last.

on August 26, 2015
Putting Gaza in ‘Formaldehyde’: Israel’s ‘Disengagement,’ A Decade Later Fact Sheets
IMEU

Putting Gaza in ‘Formaldehyde’: Israel’s ‘Disengagement,’ A Decade Later

In the summer of 2005, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon withdrew Israel's army and approximately 8,000 Jewish settlers from the interior of the occupied Gaza Strip after concluding that maintaining Israel's settlement enterprise there wasn't worth the cost. The IMEU offers the following fact sheet on how this plan has affected Palestinians in Gaza and beyond ten years later.

on August 18, 2015
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