From July 2014 to February 2016, the Belgian photojournalist Virginie Nguyen Hoang went to Gaza five times.
She was there during the Summer 2014 War and decided to return to Gaza in order to relate the reconstruction of Gaza through the daily life of four families.
The conflict between the Israeli army and forces of Hamas and the Islamic Jihad in Gaza were responsible for 2.502 Palestinian deaths and 71 for Israel, including 66 soldiers. Among the Palestinian victims, 1.583 were civilians, 521 children and 283 women (According to the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs).
Since the cease-fire, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimates that 100.000 civilians have been displaced from the Gaza Strip, including 28.000 who have sought refuge in UNRWA schools that have been transformed into shelters. Others found asylum with families or friends, or they simply went back to live in the ruins of their own homes with the hope to obtain financial help.
Virginie Nguyen Hoang got involved in the daily life of four families in order to visually report their life and their fight to rediscover a peaceful life.
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