danvanmoll Daniel Van Moll

Daniel van Moll, a documentary photographer with a focus on travel, features, humanitarian crises and conflict, was born in Duesseldorf, Germany in 1978 and is currently based in Munich, Germany and San Francisco, United States. Before Daniel shifted his focus on photojournalism, he had worked on a variety of international television formats and is currently looking back on about twelve years of experience in producing and directing documentaries and long-term productions. Among his clients were NBC Universal, ARD, ZDF, RTL, SAT1, VOX and Discovery Channel. As a photographer he has worked almost all over the United States and has also spent a decade working with NGOs on six continents. Within the last eight years he traveled a dozen different African countries, documenting humanitarian projects and the work of nonprofit organizations. In 2013 Daniel made conflict, post-conflict and humanitarian crises the core of his work. He covered the street riots in Turkey (June 2013), the turmoil in Egypt (August 2013), the unrest in Ukraine and Crimea (2014), the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo / DRC (March 2014), the war on Cocaine in Colombia (June 2014), the war in Gaza (July 2014) and the Ebola outbreak in Liberia (September 2014). He has been published in international newspapers, magazines, news sites and books including TIME Magazine (US), Newsweek (US), stern Magazine (Germany), BILD (Germany), The Guardian (UK), The Irish Times (Ireland), NBC (US), Sueddeutsche Zeitung (Germany), Focus (Germany) and others. He has been awarded with the Grimme Online Award, the Focus Project People’s Choice Award and has been shortlisted multiple times for the annual LifeFramer award with exhibitions in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Iraq.

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Ebola Diaries (Photos)
Monrovia
By Daniel Van Moll
29 Sep 2014

SCREENSHOTS FROM "EBOLA DIARIES," FILMED BY DANIEL VAN MOLL.

At the end of September 2014 photojournalist Daniel van Moll travelled to Liberia to cover the outbreak of Ebola and the situation on the ground. The video gives insight to the enormous work of international health organizations like Doctors Without Borders who are operating the biggest Ebola Treatment Unit but also shows the struggle state health workers are experiencing while fighting the virus. Daniel visited the Ebola treatment unit of Doctors Without Borders in Monrovia where hundreds of volunteers provide help for Ebola infected patients. But he also visited rural counties in Liberia where international help did not yet arrive. But Daniel also focused on the social impact of the recent outbreak and visited a church in Monrovia to film the community trying to seek relief in their belief.

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Bombed Houses in Gaza
Jabaliya
By Daniel Van Moll
18 Jul 2014

July 17, 2014
Jabaliya, Gaza

Civilians in the Jabaliya, Gaza inspect the ruins of their homes that were destroyed in Israeli airstrikes. The destruction of homes in Gaza has become of hallmark of Israel's latest offensive in the territory.

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Inside Gaza's Central Morgue
Gaza City
By Daniel Van Moll
18 Jul 2014

July 17, 2014
Gaza City

Gaza City's central morgue fills up with bodies of those killed in Israel's ongoing military offensive in Gaza. Relatives of the dead come to collect the bodies for funerals.

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Inside Gaza's Shifa Hospital
Gaza City
By Daniel Van Moll
18 Jul 2014

July 17, 2014
Gaza City

Injured children and civilians flood Gaza's Shifa hospital in desperate need of medical attention after falling victim to Israeli military action. Understaffed and under equipped, doctors rushed to save lives. Among them, Norwegian volunteer doctor Mads Gilbert treats victims alongside his Palestinian colleagues.

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Gazans Rush to Buy Food During Ceasefire
Gaza City
By Daniel Van Moll
18 Jul 2014

July 17, 2014
Gaza City

Residents of Gaza rush to local markets to buy food during a five hour, UN imposed ceasefire on July 17, 2014. Due to the ongoing conflict with Israel, residents have been trapped in their homes by fighting and food supplies have been running out.

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Gaza: Baker Family Mourns Children Ki...
Gaza City
By Daniel Van Moll
18 Jul 2014

The Baker family of Gaza City mourns the loss of four of the children who were killed by an Israeli missile while playing football on a beach in Gaza City. The death of the four boys precipitated a temporary, UN backed humanitarian ceasefire between Israel and Hamas in order to allow Gaza residents to restock basic supplies.

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Russia-Ukraine Crisis
By Daniel Van Moll
04 Mar 2014

Ukraine continues to standoff with Russia in Simferopol, Crimea. The photos range from the streets of Simferopol to the Ukrainian military base in Perevalnoye.

Heavily armed anonymous soldiers stand guard at the Coast Guard Headquarter on Karl Marx Street in Simferopol, Crimea, while alleged Russian soldiers in full body armor, armed with an assault rifles marched away from the besieged Ukrainian Military Base in Perevalnoye, close to Simferopol, Crimea.

Members of the 10th Squadron of the self-proclaimed Pro Russian Militia could also be seen standing guard in front of the Coast Guard Headquarter on Karl Marx Street in Simferopol with the Russian flag waving in the back. Alleged Russian military vehicles are parked next to the besieged Ukrainian Military Base in Perevalnoye, where alleged Russian soldiers stand guard.

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The Frontline of Kiev
By Daniel Van Moll
03 Feb 2014

Activists protest at the frontline at Hrushevskoho Street as riot police block the way to the Cabinet of Ministers on February 5, 2014. Mothers of those involved in the "EuroMaidan" movement gather to mourn and Ukrainian priests hold a public service at the frontline. The crowd watches the Ukranian Constitution Talks on a screen mounted on the protesters' stage near the Dynamo Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine.

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Delhi's "Garbage People" 02
New Delhi, India
By Daniel Van Moll
17 Apr 2015

Around 400 people, about the half of them children, are forced to work illegally on one of the biggest garbage dumps of Delhi, India earning just a few cents everyday for sorting the garbage of one of the biggest cities in India.

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Delhi's "Garbage People" 01
New Delhi, India
By Daniel Van Moll
17 Apr 2015

Around 400 people, about the half of them children, are forced to work illegally on one of the biggest garbage dumps of Delhi, India earning just a few cents everyday for sorting the garbage of one of the biggest cities in India.

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Ebola diaries 12
Monrovia, Liberia
By Daniel Van Moll
30 Oct 2014

Community members gather in church to pray for the victims of Ebola and for those currently battling the disease it has caused in their loved ones. Prayer is one way the community keeps its strength to fight the outbreak.

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Monrovia, Liberia
By Daniel Van Moll
30 Oct 2014

Community members gather in church to pray for the victims of Ebola and for those currently battling the disease it has caused in their loved ones. Prayer is one way the community keeps its strength to fight the outbreak.

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Ebola diaries 14
Monrovia, Liberia
By Daniel Van Moll
30 Oct 2014

Community members gather in church to pray for the victims of Ebola and for those currently battling the disease it has caused in their loved ones. Prayer is one way the community keeps its strength to fight the outbreak.

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Monrovia, Liberia
By Daniel Van Moll
30 Oct 2014

Community members gather in church to pray for the victims of Ebola and for those currently battling the disease it has caused in their loved ones. Prayer is one way the community keeps its strength to fight the outbreak.

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Ebola diaries 04
Monrovia, Liberia
By Daniel Van Moll
30 Oct 2014

Workers at an Ebola isolation unit don protective gear before entering isolation, where Ebola patients are being treated.

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Ebola diaries 05
Monrovia, Liberia
By Daniel Van Moll
30 Oct 2014

Health workers' names are written on their personal protective equipment so that they are identifiable while covered head-to-toe.

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Ebola diaries 06
Monrovia, Liberia
By Daniel Van Moll
30 Oct 2014

Aid workers and community members share the job of keeping records of new infections, patients conditions, and deaths in the center.

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Ebola diaries 07
Monrovia, Liberia
By Daniel Van Moll
30 Oct 2014

Aid workers and community members share the job of keeping records of new infections, patients conditions, and deaths in the center.

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Monrovia, Liberia
By Daniel Van Moll
30 Oct 2014

Aid workers and community members share the job of keeping records of new infections, patients conditions, and deaths in the center.

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Ebola diaries 09
Monrovia, Liberia
By Daniel Van Moll
30 Oct 2014

After leaving the isolation unit, health workers undergo a thorough decontamination. They are sprayed with a heavy detergent mixed with water after each layer of PPE is removed.

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Ebola diaries 10
Monrovia, Liberia
By Daniel Van Moll
30 Oct 2014

After leaving the isolation unit, health workers undergo a thorough decontamination. They are sprayed with a heavy detergent mixed with water after each layer of PPE is removed.

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Ebola diaries 11
Monrovia, Liberia
By Daniel Van Moll
30 Oct 2014

Community members gather in church to pray for the victims of Ebola and for those currently battling the disease it has caused in their loved ones. Prayer is one way the community keeps its strength to fight the outbreak.

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Ebola diaries 01
Monrovia, Liberia
By Daniel Van Moll
30 Oct 2014

Workers at an Ebola isolation unit don protective gear before entering isolation, where Ebola patients are being treated.

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Ebola diaries 02
Monrovia, Liberia
By Daniel Van Moll
30 Oct 2014

Workers at an Ebola isolation unit don protective gear before entering isolation, where Ebola patients are being treated.

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Ebola diaries 03
Monrovia, Liberia
By Daniel Van Moll
30 Oct 2014

Workers at an Ebola isolation unit don protective gear before entering isolation, where Ebola patients are being treated.

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Ebola Diaries
Monrovia
By Daniel Van Moll
26 Oct 2014

EBOLA DIARIES (Voice Over Edit) 11:37

This is the story of a painful fight against a deadly disease.

While Liberia has barely recovered from civil war, more than 2,700 people have died from Ebola in this West African country during the past seven months.

The estimated number of Ebola infections worldwide is nearing 10,000. While the recorded death toll is close to 5,000, the World Health Organization says the real number could be as high as 15,000. All of these cases originated in West African countries.

In Liberia, the worst hit country, the number of deaths continues to grow at a frightening rate.

The disease, first discovered in 1976, is believed to be transmitted to humans from wild animals.

According to the World Health Organization, Ebola’s fatality rate can be as high as 90 percent in some cases. Ebola attacks the blood, causing heavy internal bleeding, leading eventually to failure of the body’s internal organs.

The virus can be transmitted among humans through contact with a victim’s bodily fluids. To prevent infection, people are advised to avoid touching any part of the victim’s body or any items he or she might have used. They also need to avoid contact with a dead body.

The virus, however, cannot be transmitted through the air.

Poor sanitation infrastructure has contributed to the rapid spread of the disease in rural areas and shantytowns outside West African cities.

One of the precaution that has been taken to limit the outbreak is treating victims in isolation.

People suspected of being infected need to be monitored for 21 days.

In Liberia, soldiers were used to quarantine large areas where Ebola was detected. Schools were also closed to in an attempt to slow down the spread.

Treatment facilities have been set up in the locations where infections are discovered.
In the course of their work, local and international medical staff risk catching the virus from the people they are trying to save. Nearly 250 health workers have died from Ebola in various countries.

To protect themselves, they take painstaking measures everyday.

Medical workers put on plastic and rubber gear from head to toe before entering quarantined work areas.

The UN health agency hopes to start testing two new vaccines in West Africa in January on more than 20,000 health care workers. The UN agency also said that it might be able to provide a serum treatment in Liberia in November.

The World Health Organization officially declared Nigeria free of Ebola, which gives hope that the disease can be defeated in other countries.

The response to the disease requires enormous resources, according to the United Nations. Around 19,000 nurses and doctors, 1,000 vehicles and 500 burial teams are needed to cope with the epidemic in West Africa. But the UN says that only a small fraction of these have been provided so far.

The international community has been criticized for not acting quickly and efficiently enough in the face of this pandemic. The United States has started to build a hospital outside the Liberian capital Monrovia and another 17 treatment units to care for medical workers.

In Liberia, soldiers were used to quarantine large areas where Ebola was detected. Schools were also closed to in an attempt to slow down the spread.

The Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said in an open letter that Ebola has brought her country to a “standstill.” She warned the world, saying: “Across West Africa, a generation of young people risk being lost to an economic catastrophe.”

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Ebola Diaries (rough cut)
Monrovia, Liberia
By Daniel Van Moll
30 Sep 2014

At the end of September 2014 photojournalist Daniel van Moll travelled to Liberia to cover the outbreak of Ebola and the situation on the ground. The video gives insight to the enormous work of international health organizations like Doctors Without Borders who are operating the biggest Ebola Treatment Unit but also shows the struggle state health workers are experiencing while fighting the virus. Daniel visited the Ebola treatment unit of Doctors Without Borders in Monrovia where hundreds of volunteers provide help for Ebola infected patients. But he also visited rural counties in Liberia where international help did not yet arrive. But Daniel also focused on the social impact of the recent outbreak and visited a church in Monrovia to film the community trying to seek relief in their belief.

SHOTLISTS - Duration: 00’33’46’23
TIMECODE DESCRIPTION
00:00:00:00 Wall in Monrovia painted with warnings about the Ebola disease
00:00:10:15 Entrance to the compound of the Ebola Treatment Unit of Doctors Without Borders, Monrovia
00:00:48:19 A POV walk through the camp of Doctors Without Borders, Monrovia featuring hundreds of rubber boots drying after disinfection.
00:01:12:14 One of many hand-disinfection units
00:01:15:06 Disinfection of rubber boots
00:01:23:22 Removal of Personal Protective Equipment
00:01:54:11 The fenced high-risk area of the Ebola Treatment Unit with infected patients inside.
00:02:03:03 Nurses and medical personnel sitting next to the high-risk area.
00:02:12:22 A POV walk through the camp of Doctors Without Borders, Monrovia
00:02:31:20 Water deposit for medical personnel
00:02:40:09 Equipping Personal Protetive Equipment prior to entering the high-risk area of the Ebola Treatment Unit. The process takes about 10 minutes. You see names being written on the masks of the personnel at 00:08:43:11 to be able to identify individuals once they are dressed up.
00:10:51:12 Feaver measurement and hand disinfection at a county checkpoint outside of Monrovia
00:11:23:13 An abandoned clinic in Grand Cape Mount county. Personnel left after one case of Ebola had to be quarantined here (see below).
00:12:01:24 A young man being quarantined as he is suspected to have contracted the virus. This is his second of 21 days of isolation inside the abandoned clinic.
00:12:29:23 Emergency meeting of local health workers in Grand Cape Mount County.
00:13:06:05 Storage for protective equipment for local health workers in Grand Cape Mount County.
00:13:52:04 Driving to Dolo Town, a remote village in Margibi County.
00:13:59:15 Dolo Town in Margibi County. This town has been under lockdown for 21 days and lost about 250 people to Ebola.
00:14:31:06 Ebola Treatment Unit of the Island Clinic in Monrovia, next to Westpoint.
00:14:43:22 A WHO truck with health equipment leaving the Island Clinic in Monrovia.
00:15:12:14 Survivors of the Ebola infection are being released from Island Clinic Ebola Treatment Unit in Monrovia. They are declared cured and released after a last disinfection and hand-over of new uncontaminated clothing.
00:18:06:06 Sunday church service in St. Peter’s Church in Monrovia. Hundreds of people came to commemorate the fatalities of the recent Ebola outbreak.
00:22:26:14 And following: In times of Ebola sacramental bread is given out with tweezers during religious services to prevent the spread of the virus.
00:23:11:17 Hand disinfection liquids on a chair inside the church
00:23:18:12 One of the priests is disinfecting his hands during the service.
00:25:28:09 Soundbite about the need of international help / Dr. Julius Garbo, Grand Cape Mount County Health Officer
00:27:11:17 Soundbite about the need of international help and the process of retrieving a dead body that was suspected to be infected with Ebola / Henric Marcus Speare, Superintendent Mboo County
00:30:01:06 Soundbite about the personal tragedy from a local in Dolo Town, Margibi County / Francis, local journalist

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Ebola Diaries 2014
Monrovia
By Daniel Van Moll
30 Sep 2014

At the end of September 2014 photojournalist Daniel van Moll travelled to Liberia to cover the outbreak of Ebola and the situation on the ground. The video gives insight to the enormous work of international health organizations like Doctors Without Borders who are operating the biggest Ebola Treatment Unit but also shows the struggle state health workers are experiencing while fighting the virus. Daniel visited the Ebola treatment unit of Doctors Without Borders in Monrovia where hundreds of volunteers provide help for Ebola infected patients. But he also visited rural counties in Liberia where international help did not yet arrive. But Daniel also focused on the social impact of the recent outbreak and visited a church in Monrovia to film the community trying to seek relief in their belief.

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Shifa Hospital Emergency Room
By Daniel Van Moll
16 Jul 2014

A young girl is being treated inside the emergency room in Shifa Hospital after a missile attack on her home in Gaza City on July 17th, 2014.

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Shifa Hospital Emergency Room
By Daniel Van Moll
16 Jul 2014

A young girl is being treated inside the emergency room in Shifa Hospital after a missile attack on her home in Gaza City on July 17th, 2014.

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Shifa Hospital Emergency Room
By Daniel Van Moll
17 Jul 2014

Volunteer helpers at the Shifa Hospital in Gaza City are waiting for the arrival of casulties after rocket attacks on July 17th, 2014.

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Shifa Hospital Emergency Room
By Daniel Van Moll
16 Jul 2014

A young girl is being treated inside the emergency room in Shifa Hospital after a missile attack on her home in Gaza City on July 17th, 2014.

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Shifa Hospital Emergency Room
By Daniel Van Moll
16 Jul 2014

A young girl is being treated inside the emergency room in Shifa Hospital after a missile attack on her home in Gaza City on July 17th, 2014.

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Shifa Hospital Emergency Room
By Daniel Van Moll
16 Jul 2014

A man who lost a leg during a missile attack on his home in Gaza City arrives at the emergency room Shifa Hospital in Gaza City on July 16th, 2014.

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Shifa Hospital Emergency Room
By Daniel Van Moll
16 Jul 2014

Used medical utilities scatterd on the floor of the emergency room of the Shifa Hotel in Gaza City on July 17th, 2014.

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Shifa Hospital Emergency Room
By Daniel Van Moll
16 Jul 2014

A young girl is being treated inside the emergency room in Shifa Hospital after a missile attack on her home in Gaza City on July 17th, 2014.

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Shifa Hospital Emergency Room
By Daniel Van Moll
16 Jul 2014

A man injured by a missile attack on his home in Gaza City arrives at the emergency room Shifa Hospital in Gaza City on July 16th, 2014.

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Shifa Hospital Emergency Room
By Daniel Van Moll
17 Jul 2014

A woman is being rushed inside the emergency room in Shifa Hospital after a missile attack on her home in Gaza City on July 17th, 2014.

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Shifa Hospital Emergency Room
By Daniel Van Moll
16 Jul 2014

A man who lost a leg during a missile attack on his home in Gaza City arrives at the emergency room Shifa Hospital in Gaza City on July 16th, 2014.

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Shifa Hospital Emergency Room
By Daniel Van Moll
16 Jul 2014

A young girl is being treated inside the emergency room in Shifa Hospital after a missile attack on her home in Gaza City on July 16th, 2014.

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Shifa Hospital Emergency Room
By Daniel Van Moll
16 Jul 2014

A man injured by a missile attack on his home in Gaza City is being treated in the emergency room by the Norwegian Doctor Mads Gilbert inside Shifa Hospital in Gaza City on July 16th, 2014.

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Shifa Hospital Emergency Room
By Daniel Van Moll
16 Jul 2014

A young girl is being treated inside the emergency room in Shifa Hospital after a missile attack on her home in Gaza City on July 17th, 2014.

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Shifa Hospital Emergency Room
By Daniel Van Moll
16 Jul 2014

A young girl is being treated inside the emergency room in Shifa Hospital after a missile attack on her home in Gaza City on July 17th, 2014.

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Shifa Hospital Emergency Room
By Daniel Van Moll
17 Jul 2014

Volunteer helpers at the Shifa Hospital in Gaza City are waiting for the arrival of casulties after rocket attacks on July 17th, 2014.

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Shifa Hospital Emergency Room
By Daniel Van Moll
17 Jul 2014

A volunteer helper talks to a little girl inside Shifa Hospital in Gaza City while her parents are being treated inside the emergency room after a rocket attack on their home in Gaza City in the early morning hours on July 17th, 2014.

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Shifa Hospital Emergency Room
By Daniel Van Moll
16 Jul 2014

A young girl is being treated inside the emergency room in Shifa Hospital after a missile attack on her home in Gaza City on July 16th, 2014.

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Shifa Hospital Emergency Room
By Daniel Van Moll
17 Jul 2014

A young boy is being rushed inside the emergency room in Shifa Hospital after a missile attack on his home in Gaza City on July 17th, 2014.

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Shifa Hospital Emergency Room
By Daniel Van Moll
16 Jul 2014

A young girl is being treated inside the emergency room in Shifa Hospital after a missile attack on her home in Gaza City on July 17th, 2014.