'The Coronavirus Finally Gave the World a Chance to Feel What We Gazans Have Always Felt'

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A Gazan man leaning against the border fence with Egypt in the southern Gazan Strip. It took Abdel Zagout, a 33-year-old photographer from Gaza, five years to complete his project on Egypt's border with Gaza, which won him the Red Cross 2018 photography competition.
A Gazan man leaning against the border fence with Egypt in the southern Gazan Strip. It took Abdel Zagout, a 33-year-old photographer from Gaza, five years to complete this award-winning project.Credit: Abdel Zagout
Hiba M. Yazbek
Hiba M. Yazbek
Hiba M. Yazbek
Hiba M. Yazbek

Leaving the Gaza Strip was the only thing Randa could think of for an entire year after finishing university. Months of unsuccessful job hunting depressed the 23-year-old English literature graduate, whose bachelor’s degree had been achieved at the expense of her family’s savings. She spent most of her days in her room, looking for a way out of the besieged Palestinian enclave.

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