Mirjam Hendrikse Mirjam Hendrikse, Program Director, Gaza Mirjam Hendrikse’s stories West Bank and Gaza: Advocating for adoption of key psychosocial guidelines in Gaza West Bank and Gaza: VIDEO: For the Children of Gaza Since February 2009, immediately after Operation Cast Lead, Mercy Corps in Gaza has been implementing a comprehensive psychosocial program funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). West Bank and Gaza: 'I wish I was like the rest of the children in the world' Roba wants to be an English teacher. Soad a lawyer. Abeer a psychological therapist, and Monzer a doctor. Hala has not yet decided what she wants to do in the future, but for now is determined to achieve the highest scores in school. West Bank and Gaza: Helping Gaza's children lead ‘normal’ lives again West Bank and Gaza: Mercy Corps continues humanitarian assistance in Gaza Failing Gaza: No rebuilding, no recovery, no more excuses is the title of the latest report on Gaza, one year after Operation Cast Lead, the three-month military conflict between Israel and Hamas. West Bank and Gaza: Mercy Corps’ psychosocial project: Results one year on One year after Operation Cast Lead, the three-month military conflict between Israel and Hamas, people in the Gaza Strip are still struggling to rebuild their lives.