As news reaches us of the recent airstrikes across Gaza our thoughts are with those who are reported injured in the Strip.

The increase in tensions is symptomatic of the climate of anxiety that contributes to immense psychological pressure on families living in the region. Gaza has not yet recovered from the destruction of 2014, and incidents of escalation attract short-term media attention but do not always account from the long-term structural problems witnessed by those working on the ground.

Our team will be keeping an eye on the humanitarian situation and responding immediately should the airstrikes continue.

In situations such as these, we are all the more appreciative of our field staff, who work tirelessly in this climate of uncertainty and danger. We keep them in our thoughts at this time.