Yann Libessart/MSF
Daban Mohammad, 5, leg fractures during the collapse of his bedroom wall struck by a shell. Must be evacuated to Germany to continue his care. His mother Amal is not allowed to accompany him.
After 50 days of "protective edge" operation started July 8, 2014, a cease-fire was declared on August 26 in Gaza. In addition to the material destruction, the death toll is particularly heavy with more than 2,000 casualties, including about a quarter of children, and more than 10,000 wounded. Medical needs remain very high, especially in terms of postoperative care, rehabilitation and mental health. MSF supports the burn unit of Shifa Hospital and runs a clinic postoperative care in central Gaza.