Help rebuild and save Palestine

Save Palestine – the situation in Gaza is unbearable for many. It has been described as an “open-air prison”, and with the Covid-19 pandemic it is getting worse. Donate Now and help rebuild Palestine.

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can contribute towards a cash grants for one household to purchase essentials for one month
can provide psychosocial support to 6 children affected by conflict
can help repair a home severely damaged by airstrikes
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Help rebuild and save Palestine

The Gaza Strip is one of the most densely populated places on Earth. It has a population of approximately 2.1 million people and since 2007 it has been under a land, sea and air blockade imposed by Israel.

Years of conflict and the blockade have left 80% of the population dependent on humanitarian assistance to survive. Access to clean water is not possible for 95% of the population, and there is an ongoing power shortage which impacts upon essential services like health, water and sanitation. Almost half of Gaza’s people do not have enough food, around 60% of children are anaemic and many children suffer from stunted growth due to malnutrition.

70% of youth are now unemployed

The blockade has sealed off Gaza from the rest of the world, crippling the economy and trapping residents – including a generation of young people who have no hope of prospects for development.

Fear and lack of hope for the future have become the norm among young people in Gaza. We call on all actors to ensure that the protection of Palestinian youth be made a primary consideration, and the reassertion of the principles of protection are derived from the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and the International human rights law (IHRL). We call on all actors to ensure the need for safety and security for young people to cross borders to access livelihoods.

My only wish is to live safely with my children in our house

Heba is a 34-year-old widow and mother of two children, Amir (12 years) and Nadim (10).

In the recent bombing of Gaza, I had to flee our house. My children and I were shivering from fear. We live on the roof, in a house consisting of two small rooms, the ceiling is made of metal sheets.

Thanks to Allah, we were able to run away from the house. When the bombing stopped, we went back to the house, I found the metal sheets had fallen from the intensity of the bombing. At that point I couldn’t stand on my feet, I just sat on the ground.

I know if we had been at home, we would have lost our lives. The worst feeling is that you don’t feel safe in your home because of the bombing, and we know that our house is not able to protect us.

Frankly, I always pray to Allah that war never happens again. My wish is that my children and I live in safety without fear.

My house needs to be fixed and completed, as the rest of the rooms in the house lack tiles, a roof and windows, as well as the kitchen and the bathroom.

I cannot complete the construction of my house on my own. I have been taking care of my children for eight years after my husband’s death, and unfortunately, I do not have a job.

The metal sheets bring us extreme heat and this has affected my health. I suffer from allergies, and with the intense heat I get fevers and headaches.

I hope in the future that my children will become educated, I will continue to take care of them and meet their needs to help build a good future for them.

I would like to fulfil the wishes of all my children, but when they ask me when our house will be completed, when will we have a separate room to sleep in, I don’t know what to answer them, this makes me feel helpless.

I hope to find someone who will support me in achieving my dream and building my house and building the roof. I am tired of insects and rodents. I do not sleep at night from fear that one of my children may get hurt.

Help people like Heba feed their families. Please Donate Now.

 

Palestine Emergency: Islamic Relief’s response

Islamic Relief teams are providing emergency medical assistance, bedding, food vouchers and other essential aid to displaced families and those most in need. A donation of €100 can provide emergency medical operations.

Islamic Relief is calling for international aid to support rebuilding damaged infrastructure, strengthening health and electricity networks and providing psychosocial support.

What can you do to help Palestine?

A third of the people in Palestine live below the poverty line. Thousands of families are struggling with financial hardship. Your donations can provide Palestine with the help it needs. Donate now and help save Palestine.

Allah (SWT) tells us in the Holy Qur’an:

“Not a leaf falls but that He knows it.” [Al An’am, 6:59]

With your support Islamic Relief can help provide vital support to help rebuild Palestine in the most conflict-affected areas. Will you help them?

Families purchasing food at a supermarket in Gaza using food vouchers provided by Islamic Relief

We’ve been working in Palestine since 1997 providing life-saving emergency aid and crucial nutritional, educational and psychosocial support to families in the region. Yet this is only possible with your ongoing support.

With your help, we can rebuild and save Palestine. Please donate today.

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