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Lena - Israel

“I constantly check my phone for alerts. Even at night."

Lena is a shop owner from Sderot, which is less than 2km from the Gaza Strip. “I worry a lot about the impact all this has on the environment. Some places will need years to recover.” Sirens and bomb shelters are part of life for those who live here.

In Israel and the Occupied Territories, Red Cross and Red Crescent provides support for vulnerable people including medical and psychosocial assistance, help to reunite families, livelihood projects and improved access to water and electricity.

Meet more of the people featured in our Stories of Life series. Photo: ICRC/Alyona Synenko