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Video: British parliament hosts Gaza children’s photo exhibition

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The British parliament hosted an exhibition of photographs taken by children in Gaza that highlight the worsening humanitarian crisis there.

The exhibition was the result of a project by Oxfam that gave 2,000 children aged between 10 and 14 the opportunity to learn photography as a means of expressing themselves.

“The blockade on Gaza has now been going for six years. We’re coming to the anniversary, so for a lot of these child photographers, half of their lives have been spent under blockade. We want them to tell their story of what life is like for them,” said Oxfam regional programme manager James Whitehead.

The photographs show Israel’s destruction of infrastructure, homes, schools and factories.

Many children in Gaza help their families to earn an income to minimize their suffering.

“Young children work instead of going to schools, half of which have been destroyed. The schools that are still running take it in turns to teach different children, either in morning or afternoon sessions. This isn’t preparing them for what they need in the future,” said Nada Hamada, director of Oxfam’s relations with Gulf states.