Gaza’s families isolated and abandoned this Ramadan
“Whoever covers a Muslim, Allah will cover him in this life and the Hereafter. Allah is in aid of the servant so long as the servant is in aid of his brother.” (Sahih Muslim)
£5 - Ensure children receive an education amid the energy crisis in Palestine by providing solar panels in schools to power lights, computers, and water systems.
£6 - Improve the sanitation facilities and reduce water contamination by supporting a new wastewater network.
£100 - Change the future of a vulnerable Palestinian child by sending them to school in Jerusalem.
£1,000 - Give the gift of eyesight in Palestine by providing a diabetic patient with six injections.
£1,500 – Provide clean water to 100 people in Rafah, helping us to build a desalination plant that will provide 60,000 people with fresh water every day.
£2,700 – Enable a vulnerable Palestinian to farm large quantities of quality vegetables and fish by providing them with an aquaponic farm.
Abandoned and forgotten. This Ramadan, the most vulnerable Palestinians are struggling to cope with the blockade. It has left 97% of water in Gaza undrinkable, leaves homes, clinics, and schools with power cuts of up to 20 hours. 35% of Gaza’s most fertile land and 85% of its fishing waters are inaccessible because of the blockade. Water is scarce, and when it’s available it’s polluted, and farmers have had to abandon many popular crops which require large amounts of clean water.
This Ramadan, your donations will support those who have been marginalised by the devastating blockade on Gaza. You can provide solar panels in school, so that children can study during power cuts, or connect forgotten families to the wastewater network. You can also help to fight the effects of the water crisis by providing a vulnerable farmer with an aquaponic, water-conserving farm, or by supporting our desalination plant in Rafah.
A water crisis that kills
Some 2.1 million people – the entire population of Gaza – are at risk of waterborne diseases, such as kidney failure, dehydration, and fatal diarrheal disease. The single biggest killer of children in Gaza is drinking contaminated water.
The lack of clean water in Gaza has devastating knock-on effects: it makes it difficult to halt the spread of COVID-19, it forces families to spend an average of 1/3 of their income just on water, and it has made it all but impossible for farmers to make a decent living.
Change starts here. This Ramadan you can be the change that a vulnerable family needs. Help us to provide clean water, a low-water aquaponic farm, solar panels in schools, and install a wastewater network to marginalised families.
Human Appeal has been working in Gaza for 30 years, providing food, water, medical care, and livelihood training. In 2020, you helped us to support a massive 2,442,221 people through our projects in Palestine, including improving food security for 81,604 people, supporting the healthcare of 100,000 people, and providing clean water and sanitation to 2,244,057 people.
In this month of compassion, be the change that the world needs, and reap the multiplied reward of Ramadan.