With roads transformed into rivers after days of heavy rain, the United Nations relief agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) has declared an Emergency in Gaza City.
The downpours have brought fresh devastation after this summer’s 50-day war in the Gaza Strip between Hamas and Israel.
Not only were more than 2,100 Palestinians killed, mostly civilians according to the UN, but entire neighbourhoods were levelled.
Basic civil infrastructure is now lacking with tens of thousands of people still homeless.
The extreme weather as winter moves in has only intensified the misery of those already in a desperate plight.