#HearTheirVoices: Najla Trades Straw for Bread to Stay Alive

30 January 2024

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We collect straw and put it in plastic bags for baking because the price of a bundle of firewood is 13 shekels and I can't afford that".  Najla and her husband live in plastic tent at a school-turned-shelter in Rafah after they fled from Jabaliya camp in northern Gaza in November. To stay alive, they collect straw in bundles and trade it for bread at the local bakery.