31 Jan '16, 9am

"We live but that's only because we're not dead": Homeless Gazans struggle in harsh winter

"We live but that's only because we're not dead": Homeless Gazans struggle in harsh winter

KHAN YUNIS, Palestinian Territories: Azza al-Najjar struggles in vain to keep her two-year-old warm by wrapping him in blankets in her prefabricated metal home as a winter storm lashes the Gaza Strip. "The cold increases the suffering of people here," the 24-year-old mother says. "My son has breathing problems and with the weather his condition has worsened." The family have been staying in the temporary home in the city of Khan Yunis in southern Gaza since theirs was destroyed in the 2014 war between Israel and Palestinian militants in the enclave. But recent rains battering the besieged Strip have seen schools and roads closed, while families like Najjar's have watched water and mud seep through the doorway into their homes. She, her husband and two children -- the youngest of whom is just six months old -- live in a metal box just five metres (16 feet) by three metres. ...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/homeless-gazans...

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