The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
The one and the many
Many of us will spend most of our life working to build our homes. Imagine it is destroyed. You stand to lose much more than just four walls. You lose the things you once treasured the most. The structures and routines you once held.The place you came together with your family. The place you raised your children. The place where you felt most free.
UNOPS has helped 160 families reconstruct their homes. Some of the families we worked with were asked to describe something they lost during the conflict. These items along with their stories are represented below.
Watch the videos to find out the story behind each object.
500,000 people in Gaza were displaced in the 2014 Israel-Gaza conflict.
More than 160,000 houses were damaged, of which 11,000 houses were totally destroyed
The house reconstruction project provided support to the most vulnerable to establish and protect the rights of those who were internally displaced.