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