Saturday, March 7, 2009

Audio Slideshow: Homeless in Gaza

BBC News, March 6, 2009 - Heather Sharp, Hamada Abuqammar and Paul Kerley visited and spoke with Raed al-Atamna, a 37-year-old resident of the Gaza Strip, and his family -- his wife, who is pregnant, his seven children, and his father. The father had worked his whole life to give his family their six houses. All were destroyed in the recent conflict, as well as all the family possessions and the cars that Raed had used to earn his living as a taxi driver.

With nearly 3,000 families homeless, rented accommodation is scarce in Gaza - Mr Atamna's pregnant wife and seven children are now staying with relatives, while he sleeps in a corrugated metal shack next to his pulverized house.

View the slides and hear the family stories at the link.

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