Thursday, January 22, 2009

Gazans Plead for Emergency Shelter

Euronews, January 21, 2009 - ....One man said: “We are looking for a place to live. This used to be our home. We have no one helping us; not the UN, not the government. Nobody is standing by us, and we are begging the UN, the Red Cross, anybody to give us a tent. But there is no-one.”

Many people had no choice but to flee when the fighting began, a conflict the UN says claimed the lives of some 1300 Palestinians, half of them civilians.

One woman said: “After 20 days we came back and found our house in ruins. We could not find matresses, flour, our sheep. Nothing. The whole house in ruins. Where should we go now? We ask them to build us a house.”....

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