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Chris Gunness

Palestinian Refugees Deserve to Live in Dignity

[Ruins of buildings in Beit Hanoun, August 2014. Image by B’Tselem via Wikipedia]

Allow me to introduce you to Baby Salma from Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza. She is dead. She died of hypothermia in January this year at just forty days old. Her body was drenched in freezing rainwater during the winter storm knows as Huda. Baby Salma was Huda’s youngest victim. I met Mirvat, Salma’s mother in Beit Hanoun along with sixteen members of her extended family living in what can only be described as an animal pen. Mirvat shares The night we took Salma to the ...

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Chris Gunness is a senior director at the United Nations Relief and Works Agency