9 Jan 2024

Inside Gaza: The reality of being displaced in Rafah

Every day more people flee their homes – and often have to flee again.

Tens of thousands more Gazans have become refugees as fighting intensifies across the centre and south, driving families closer to the Egyptian border. With limited space, many live in makeshift tents, prompting warnings from the World Health Organization of an impending humanitarian catastrophe.

Israel won’t allow international journalists into Gaza to report first hand – but Yousef Hammash, a Gazan film maker and advocacy officer for the Norwegian Refugee Council, has sent us his eyewitness account of life in the southern town of Rafah.