Between 2002 and 2008, chronic malnutrition almost doubled in the Gaza strip.
Between 2002 and 2008, chronic malnutrition almost doubled in the Gaza strip. Stunted growth, weak bones and even brain damage are just some of the potential results – and it’s starting to affect children’s concentration in school as well as their health. Over the last two years, Islamic Relief has been feeding schoolchildren in Gaza every day – we’ve reached over 31,000 children in 57 schools. Last year, your zakat helped us reach more than 5,000, giving them healthy, nutritional snacks and fruit juice every morning in class. The results have been incredible – children are healthy, they’re getting sick less frequently and their attendance rates at school are going up. As a result, they’re learning more, getting better grades and inshaAllah will be able to use this education to build themselves a brighter future.