Masthead graphic based on a painting by Gudrun Thriemer.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

"Gaza: the crisis continues without the prospect of lasting peace," Photo Collection, ICRC.

Three months after Israel’s military operation, people in the Gaza Strip still struggle to exist. Tens of thousands have had their homes wrecked. Aid has been pledged, but without a courageous peace process, no meaningful reconstruction can take place.

See the news release of 26 February 2009: Reconstruction unlikely to succeed without the prospect of a lasting peace

"We were taken by surprise!" says the owner of this destroyed house. “The house was shelled and caught fire. It was a miracle to get out alive with my family. Everything we had is gone - the house, the furniture, the car, the business… I am not sure that I will live long enough to rebuild what was destroyed..."

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