UNRWA's John Ging & Children's Psychiatric Hospital in Gaza

January 5, 2010
Richard Kuper

gazapic1Two extracts from Ross Kemp’s Middle East: Gaza, screened on Sky1 on 2 January 2010

1. Interview with John Ging, Director of Operations, Gaza, UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East to discuss how the situation in Gaza has intensified following Operation Cast Lead.
2. Visit to Gaza Community Mental Health Project to visit young Palestinian children who have lost family members to the violence. Nearly 1,400 Palestinian people were killed during Operation Cast Lead. “We visited a psychiatric hospital in Gaza that cared for young children who had been orphaned by the violence. To hear them talk about their experiences losing loved ones was intensely powerful. Some of the children we met witnessed their whole family being killed. When you hear children talk about pulling out dismembered members of their family out of the rubble its tough, emotional stuff.”

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