Almost four years since the devastating conflict of 2014, the destruction of public infrastructure in Gaza continues to disrupt the delivery of basic services. This undermines already vulnerable living conditions. Many families remain displaced and are struggling to survive without access to essential services such as clean water and healthcare. 96% of water from Gaza’s sole aquifer is unfit for human consumption, consequently causing serious illnesses. Many people now rely on expensive drinking water from unregulated vendors, putting the health of their families at an even greater risk.
The current crisis is the worst Gaza has seen in decades. An escalation in violence within protests, has recently seen at least 52 people killed and 1,200 wounded. The ongoing conflict has caused blockades, shattered homes and infrastructure, stretched medical facilities, destroyed water and sanitation services and has led to a high rate of unemployment. This has left many vulnerable people without any real hope for the future.
Human Appeal are on the ground responding to the growing needs of the people of Gaza. With your support, we’re able to provide vulnerable families with much needed psychological support, medical aid, food assistance, clean water and sanitation facilities, which they would otherwise not be able to access or afford. We’ve also been able to provide a livelihood to hundreds of thousands of Palestinians through our Olive Tree Programme, which aims to help families sustain themselves in the long term. Since the scheme was launched, we have planted well over 50,000 trees, providing a vital source of income, food and medicine to thousands of farmers and their families.
Help provide hope to thousands of Palestinians by supporting our crucial, lifesaving work.
Gaza’s ongoing conflict is increasing the death toll rapidly
The situation in Gaza has consistently been brutal and recent demonstrations has sparked more clashes. Just over 100 people have been killed and thousands wounded. With the ongoing conflict, these numbers are expected to increase. Please help us reach to the victims of such brutality. These vulnerable people are in need of medical aid and other necessities. This is a very difficult time for the people in Gaza, let’s reach to their call as swiftly as possible.
Human Appeal's Work in Gaza and the West Bank
In the last year, Human Appeal has helped almost 300,000 people in Palestine. From renovating parts of al-Aqsa Mosque, to providing flood-lighting, to allow people to attend the mosque safely. We provided warm clothes to children in Gaza over the winter, and we are now working to improve the water sources in Rafah, which will benefit 25,000 people.
Last year, we have helped:
Tareq Al Almodi’s family of six live in Gaza. Their home is a rickety, makeshift shelter, held together by nylon and wood. They have no kitchen or bathroom. No doors and windows. No food or safe water to drink or bathe in. They have lived like this for over 13 years.
Every day is a struggle for survival. The house is not safe or secure. Reptiles, insects and stray dogs enter the living space on a regular basis. Sadly, a dog recently got in and attacked Tareq’s youngest son.
Tareq, being in poor health, is unable to work and provide for his family. He has suffered with kidney stones for a long time due to drinking contaminated water. Every day of the holy month, he hopes and prays a kind neighbour will give his children and wife something to eat
Since the 2014 conflict, many families in Palestine remain displaced and are struggling to survive in dire conditions, without food or clean, running water.
95% of the water from Gaza’s sole aquifer is unfit for human consumption and causing serious illnesses. Families now rely on expensive drinking water from unregulated vendors, putting the health of their families at even greater risk.
Tareq’s family are six more precious human beings we can help in Palestine. We can lift them and empower them. By doing so, we can lift ourselves.