Those who spend their wealth in Allah’s cause are like grains of corn which produce seven ears, each bearing a hundred grains. (2:261)
£35 – Provide emergency medicines and healthcare at medical centres and hospitals in Gaza.
£30 – Provide clean water to 2 people in Rafah, helping us to build a desalination plant that will provide 60,000 people with fresh water every day.
£40 – Provide a family hygiene kit containing hand sanitizer, soap, surgical face masks, gloves, wet wipes, disinfectant, detergent, toilet paper, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, tissues, and sponges.
£70 – Provide a family-of-six with a nutritious food parcel of staple foods to last one month.
£160 - Provide an entire family with warm winter clothing and heating for two months.
£200– Help us to repair a damaged home in Gaza.
For 15 terrifying days in May, Palestinians in Gaza faced endless night time bombings. The latest escalation killed 278 people in Gaza, and injured over 9,000. Over 77,000 people had to flee their homes and around 30 clinics and hospitals were damaged, and Gaza’s only COVID-19 test centre was destroyed.
But almost six months on, Gaza is still in a state of emergency. The water networks still need repairing, thousands have had their homes and livelihoods destroyed, and, as cases of COVID-19 soar in the most densely populated place on earth, medical centres and hospitals are struggling to cope. More than 90% of all new COVID-19 cases in Palestine occur in the overcrowded Gaza Strip, where the infectious Delta variant continues to spread.
With the arrival of winter, families who already face medical shortages, power cuts, unemployment and undrinkable water must contend with heavy rains, flooding, and freezing nights.
The effects of the war continue. Here’s how you can help.
We’re helping the most vulnerable families in Gaza through this crisis. Many are struggling simply for food and clean water, others have had their livelihoods destroyed, and hospitals need help treating patients. We’re supporting communities in Gaza though health, water, food, and livelihood projects, addressing all sides of the crisis.
We’re providing families in Gaza with winter vouchers, which they’ll be able to exchange for clothing at a shop we’re working with. Each voucher can provide four pairs of shoes, four jumpers, and four winter trousers. They’ll also receive a refillable gas heater with enough fuel to provide two months of warmth.
Health and livelihoods
We’re working with local clinics and hospitals to provide urgent medicines, as well as fuel for generators, so that when the daily power cuts occur, patients don’t die just because there’s no electricity.
You can also help us to provide jobs to 100 men and women who lost their employment during the war. For 6 months, we’re paying them to clear rubble, and cleaning and painting schools in need of repair.
We continue to run an olive tree project in Gaza, supporting the livelihoods of farmers, including those affected by the recent escalation.
Water, shelter, and food
As the Delta variant COVID-19 rips through Gaza, we’re distributing hygiene kits and we’re trucking clean water to help protect 500 families against the virus. We’re also rehabilitating 5 water wells which were damaged during the war, as well as water networks and 2 sewage stations.
When you support our desalination plant in Rafah, you’ll help 60,000 people to have access to clean water every day.
In the coming weeks and months, we’ll be rebuilding over 100 damaged and deteriorated homes, helping 600 people families to return home and live in a safe environment.
And we’re also continuing to support 1,000 affected families with food vouchers so that they don’t have to worry about food during this crisis, easing their burden while they try to rebuild their lives.
These projects are completely Zakat-eligible and an incredibly compassionate way to give your Zakat.
Your help so far
Your support for our Gaza Emergency Appeal allowed our Gaza team to get to work as soon as it was safe to, distributing tonnes of essential medical supplies, 13,500 litres of fuel, and food to 731 families in the Gaza Strip in the most critical moments.
Human Appeal has been working in Palestine for 30 years, delivering life-saving aid, and empowering the most vulnerable. But we need your help today to help Gaza through the ongoing crisis, and to protect families from further harm, while the cameras are focused elsewhere.
The war has paused, but the crisis continues.
Why give through Human Appeal?
We’ve been working in Palestine for 30 years. Our staff aren’t parachuted in, they’re local, and they understand local needs. Our long familiarity with suppliers, protocols and urgent response means that we can buy the best quality supplies at the most affordable price, helping your donations to be even more impactful.
When you donate to Palestine with Human Appeal, you’re empowering local, skilled staff to support the most vulnerable among them, supported by our specialist protection and emergency teams at headquarters, who have 30 years’ experience.
Our work so far
Our supporters continue to help 4,738 orphaned children in the West Bank and Gaza. In 2020, you helped us to support a massive 2,442,801 people in Palestine through projects that provided clean water, medicines, and food security.
Our recent work includes building a desalination plant for 15,000 people at Al Aqsa University, supporting over 3,000 children through winter in Gaza, and helping to fight the critical medical crisis by providing 10,000 medicines.
“Whoever removes a grief from a believer from amongst the sorrows of this life, Allah will remove a grief from him amongst the sorrows of the Day of Resurrection. Whoever brings ease to one in difficulty, Allah will make it easy for him in this life and the Hereafter.”Sahih Muslim