We are hoping, we are praying, to put an end to this violence, because we’ve had enough. One day is equal to 10 years of fear and worry. For me, there is no coping mechanism. This war kills children. We are praying that this truce will be a truce, because we cannot bear it anymore.

Isdud Al Najjar, Mercy Corps Gaza Program Manager. The 36-year-old mother of three has spent the last week hunkered down in her Gaza City home. Read the full interview.

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