In pictures: Photos of our emergency response to the crisis in Gaza 2008

 

An Israeli boy stands on the staircase of a bomb shelter in Ashkelon
An Israeli boy stands on the staircase of a bomb shelter in Ashkelon
Israel's military offensive aims to bring an end to militant rocket fire coming from Gaza. Oxfam is calling for an immediate ceasefire from both sides. Photo: REUTERS/Amir Cohen (Israel), courtesy of alertnet.org

 

 

An Israeli woman and her two children take cover during a rocket attack near Kfar Aza, just outside the northern Gaza Strip on 7 January, 2009
An Israeli woman and her two children take cover during a rocket attack near Kfar Aza, just outside the northern Gaza Strip on 7 January, 2009. Photo: REUTERS/Baz Ratner (ISRAEL), courtesy of alertnet.org

 

 

Residents of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip inspect houses that have been destroyed in the aftermath of an Israeli airstrike. Photo: REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa (GAZA), courtesy of alertnet.org
Residents of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip inspect houses that have been destroyed in the aftermath of an Israeli airstrike. Photo: REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa (GAZA), courtesy of alertnet.org

 

 

A Palestinian woman sits on the rubble of her destroyed house after an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on 30 December, 2008
A Palestinian woman sits on the rubble of her destroyed house after an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on 30 December, 2008. Photo: REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa (GAZA), courtesy of alertnet.org

 

 

A Palestinian boy looks up in a damaged house after an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip December 30, 2008. Photo: REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa (GAZA), courtesy of alertnet.org
A Palestinian boy looks up in a damaged house after an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip December 30, 2008. Photo: REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa (GAZA), courtesy of alertnet.org

 

 

A Palestinian girl, who fled with her family from their house, looks out the window at a United Nations aid centre in a school in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip
A Palestinian girl, who fled with her family from their house, looks out the window at a United Nations aid centre in a school in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Photo: REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa (GAZA), courtesy of alertnet.org

 

 

A Palestinian man reacts at the hospital after two of his relatives were killed by an Israeli shell in Gaza, 4 January 2009. Photo: REUTERS/Suhaib Salem (GAZA), courtesy of alertnet.org
A Palestinian man reacts at the hospital after two of his relatives were killed by an Israeli shell in Gaza, 4 January 2009. Photo: REUTERS/Suhaib Salem (GAZA), courtesy of alertnet.org

 

 

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