Na­hed Abu Sh­bak, 43. Mar­ried with four chil­dren. Has been an ICRC agri­cul­ture field of­fi­cer for two and a half years

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“I’ve been work­ing with farm­ers for 17 years. My mo­ment of pride was when we dis­trib­uted wheat seed af­ter the 2014 war and en­cour­aged farm­ers in the east­ern Gaza Strip to plant the seed and cul­ti­vate their land. When we vis­ited it later and saw the green fields with our own eyes and the hap­pi­ness on the faces of the farm­ers, I for­got all the pres­sure and long work­ing hours.

My great­est worry is the lack of safety and se­cu­rity. Here in Gaza you can’t talk about a fiveyear plan, for ex­am­ple. If I ask a farmer about his plans he’ll re­ply “I can’t even plan for to­mor­row!”

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