Film: Gaza’s firefighters

GAZA CITY, 18 August 2015 (IRIN) – More than a year since a devastating war between Israel and Palestinian armed groups in Gaza, whole communities remain devastated.

The conflict left more than 2,000 Palestinians and 71 Israelis dead, while Israel’s aerial bombardment of Gaza left 18,000 homes destroyed.

The Palestinian enclave’s fire service was on the front line – desperately trying to save people caught in the fighting. One year on, Gaza’s firefighters are battling not just flames – but politics, salary shortages and a chronic lack of equipment.

Watch IRIN’s new film: Gaza Fire.