During the last conflict with Israel, more than 2,000 Gazans were killed and 18,000 Gazan homes destroyed.
Six months after a ceasefire was declared between the Israeli military and Hamas tens of thousands of people still have no shelter and lack essential infrastructure such as electricity and water.
In October last year, international donors pledged billions of dollars for the reconstruction of Gaza, but little of the money has arrived.
Some express concern that the money will be used by Hamas to rearm and to rebuild tunnels.
Lyse Doucet spoke to people in Shejaiya, a neighborhood of Gaza City, about their struggle to survive.
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