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Between December 11 and 14, 2013, one of the strongest winter storms in recent decades hit the Palestinian territories, creating significant humanitarian needs.

In addition to homes, most of the damage from the 2013 winter storm was to greenhouses and fields, devastating farmers' livelihoods. CRS helped affected families while the storm was still ongoing. Items distributed included two blankets per affected family; tarpaulin, plastic sheets and fuel heaters to 251 families; mattresses and kitchen sets to 74 families, and solar reading lights and solar lantern lights to 50 families.

Photo by Kim Pozniak/Catholic Relief Services