In four months of war the population of Gaza Strip was forced to abandon her home and move further and further south several times, first to Khan Younis and then towards Rafah. Now that even the last strip of land on the border with Egypt is in the sights of Israel which has announced a new offensive on Rafah, the inhabitants no longer have any hope of finding a place to take refuge from the army’s attacks. For almost weeks now two million people they live tightly in this area, the last one left. “We don’t know where to go. Every single person in Gaza is displaced and has moved three or four times,” says one worker Oxfam. “They told us to come to Rafah because it was safe. But this is not the case, because there are air attacks here too. It cannot be called a safe zone.” According to the Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres the attacks on Rafah “will make what already is worse a humanitarian nightmare in the area where more than half of Gaza’s population has sought refuge from Israeli bombs”
The story is part of a series of testimonies collected by Oxfam operators and managers in Gaza who ilfattoquotidiano.it decided to publish. The goal is to have a first-person account from civilians in Gaza, those who are currently paying the highest price for the conflict.
THE PETITION – There will be no significant humanitarian response without an immediate ceasefire. This is why Oxfam has launched an urgent appeal to the Italian government and European leaders which can be joined on: