In February 2009, Première Urgence extended
its mission in the Palestinian occupied territories in the Gaza Strip.
The destruction caused by the offensive known as "Cast Iron"
struck both public infrastructure and private property. Première Urgence
intervened to supply emergency aid by distributing non-food products and
medical supplies. Today, its actions aim at helping the populations by
supplying professional and agricultural material and by injecting funds
through "cash-for-work" programmes where the beneficiaries receive
a daily wage for participating in community work.?
To illustrate the situation of the Gaza
inhabitants please find below testimonials by 5 beneficiaries of our work
and local Première Urgence personnel in the Gaza Strip. Yousef Mohammad
Salem Al-Najar is 56 years old. His house and his olive fields were destroyed
during the "Cast Iron" operation in December 2008: