One of HI’s partner organizations in Gaza has seen their work severely disrupted as a result of damage caused by the indirect impact of airstrikes close-by.
On Saturday July 14, the premises of our partner, providing education and play facilities for children, sustained indirect but widespread damage as a result of nearby airstrikes. The building, which had been adapted to welcome children with disabilities, was fortunately empty at the time of the airstrike, which took place after working hours and no staff or children were injured. However, many rooms are now unsafe and unusable and several disability-friendly facilities have been destroyed.
HI is offering our support to partner staff as they deal with the shock and distress caused by the destruction.
Since 2015, HI has been campaigning against the use of explosive weapons in populated areas. 92% of the victims of this increasingly widespread practice are civilians.