Jan and Ahmed speak with Um Baha, mother of six, in her home in Beit Lahiya. Um Baha's son, 23, finds occasional construction jobs to support his family which has lived in the same home for a decade. NRC supported the family to repair damages incurred during the 2014 war after a neighboring building was targeted by Israeli shells and upgraded the home to make it more safe for the children. Um Baha was proud of the new floor tiles, kitchen, roof and windows provided by NRC and said, "I hope that my children can live to see a brighter future. I am thankful for NRC - we used to live with rats and insects and I feared for my children at night. Now I can sleep easier knowing they are safe and warm in their beds under a strong roof."
Photo: Ahmad Mashharawi/NRC
5 June, 2017