Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Families Down to a Meal a Day

By Erin Cunningham

"GAZA CITY, May 13 (IPS) - Um Abdullah cannot remember the last time she was able to feed meat to her eight children. She does know that for the past week the single meal she cooked for them each day consisted only of lentils. And that on one day, she had received aid coupons from the United Nations, which she subsequently sold to buy tomatoes and eggplant at the local market.....

She uses it to cook beans or lentils, sometimes vegetables, for her children. "For nine months, we haven't had meat or chicken. My refrigerator is empty, our lives are empty," Kaloub says. "It wasn't paradise before the siege, but it was better. At least we had something." "

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