The Survivor’s Guide to Gaza

Gaza will be unliveable by 2020 according to the UN, with daily life already a struggle to find food and shelter, but Dateline finds the people bringing innovation and inspiration to the fight for survival.

With my eyes closed, I can hear the crash of waves and feel the wet sand and warm sunshine so familiar from beaches at home in Australia.

But when I open my eyes, reality snaps sharply into focus: this is Gaza.

The sand is strewn with dense layers of rubbish, nearby buildings have bullet and rocket holes and the breakwall framing this harbourside sunset is a messy mass of rubble – repurposed remnants of three wars in six years.

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