Tagged: Rebuilding

Welfare Association Restores Homes in Gaza News Roundup
Karmah Elmusa, IMEU

Welfare Association Restores Homes in Gaza

While the 2014 Israeli assault on Gaza may feel like a distant memory to much of the world, the residents of the Gaza Strip still feel its effects daily, particularly in the wintertime. The assault damaged or destroyed hundreds of thousands of homes, hospitals, schools, and key water and electricity infrastructures. Today, more than 100,000 Gazans are still homeless as a result of the attack.

on January 12, 2016
Cement Shortage Hinders Reconstruction Efforts In Gaza News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Cement Shortage Hinders Reconstruction Efforts In Gaza

A Palestinian Authority official said Monday that the Gaza Strip was in desperate need of cement, a year after a devastating Israeli offensive left large swathes of the coastal enclave in ruin. While Gaza required more than 1.5 million tons of cement to rebuild, so far only 16,000 tons had entered through the Rafah crossing since the war ended.

on June 29, 2015
Rebuilding of Gaza’s Destroyed Homes Set to Begin News Roundup
Yahoo! News/AFP

Rebuilding of Gaza’s Destroyed Homes Set to Begin

The rebuilding of thousands of homes destroyed in last summer's Gaza war is to begin in the coming days, almost a year after the conflict began, the Palestinian housing minister said Wednesday. The July-August war in the besieged Gaza Strip destroyed or partially damaged tens of thousands of homes, leaving 100,000 Gazans homeless.

on June 24, 2015
Aid Groups Urge World to Push for End to Gaza Blockade News Roundup
The New York TImes/AP

Aid Groups Urge World to Push for End to Gaza Blockade

A coalition of international aid groups urged the world Monday to deliver on aid promises for Gaza reconstruction and pressure Israel to lift its blockade of the territory, where rebuilding efforts have stalled since last summer's Israel-Hamas war.

on April 13, 2015
Aid agencies sound alarm on Gaza amid fears rebuilding could take a century News Roundup
Clár Ní Chonghaile, The Guardian

Aid agencies sound alarm on Gaza amid fears rebuilding could take a century

Six months after the ceasefire, Gaza’s residents are still eking out a perilous existence in the shadow of ruined buildings. Traumatised children struggle with the horrors they have seen and teenagers lose hope in the future, said aid agencies, who criticised international donors for reneging on pledges to help.

on February 26, 2015
The futility of hope in Gaza Op-Eds & Analysis
Wasseem el Sarraj, Middle East Eye

The futility of hope in Gaza

In spring 2009, I moved to Gaza from a life lived in London. Palestine was then recovering from Operation Cast Lead, the name the Israeli army gave to an escalation in violence that began with the announced aim of ending rocket attacks on Israel on 27 December 2008, lasting 23 days and costing the lives of more than 1,400 Palestinians, as well as of 13 Israelis.

on February 24, 2015
The world has broken its promises about rebuilding Gaza – and the children will suffer News Roundup
Chris Gunness, The Guardian

The world has broken its promises about rebuilding Gaza – and the children will suffer

Baby Salma died of hypothermia at just 40 days old. Her body was drenched with freezing rainwater. It was frozen “like ice-cream”. Gaza was hit by a severe winter storm called “Huda” in January. Salma was its youngest victim. I meet Salma’s mother, Mirvat, and 14 members of her extended family in the very place, indeed the room, where Salma slept during her last night at home.

on February 21, 2015
Activists rebuild protest camp against Bedouin displacement News Roundup
Ma'an News Agency

Activists rebuild protest camp against Bedouin displacement

Popular resistance activists on Wednesday rebuilt a Palestinian protest camp in the central West Bank only hours after Israeli soldiers tore it down. The "Jerusalem Gate" tent camp was set up in the Khilet al-Rahib area east of Abu Dis near the main Ramallah-Bethlehem road in protest against Israeli settler encroachment on Palestinian lands east of Jerusalem.

on February 5, 2015
Donor funding shortfall exacerbates Gaza crisis News Roundup
Charlie Hoyle, Ma'an News Agency

Donor funding shortfall exacerbates Gaza crisis

A massive shortfall in the $5.4 billion pledged for Gaza's reconstruction by the international community last October is exacerbating an already dire humanitarian crisis for Palestinians displaced by Israel's summer offensive.

on January 29, 2015
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