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From the field - Israel and Gaza 20 days after Pillar of Defense

Almost twenty days after the end of the latest round of hostilities between Israel and Gaza, ICRC head of delegation Juan Pedro Schaerer explains the role played by his delegation in both Israel and Gaza during the conflict and assesses the current humanitarian situation.

Mr. Schaerer describes a relatively rapid recovery but also the destruction and trauma inflicted on civilians in Gaza and in Israel. 

He also explains that in Gaza, longer-term humanitarian issues such as chronic shortages of drugs and disposables in health-care facilities and restrictions on movement have yet to be resolved.