Help Gaza to heal
“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)
£1,000 – Provide emergency medicines for hospitals.
£500 – Provide clean water to 33 people in Rafah, helping us to build a desalination plant that will provide 60,000 people with fresh water every day.
£70 – Provide a family-of-six with a nutritious food parcel of staple foods to last one month.
£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.
£6,000 – Rebuild and repair a damaged home in Gaza.
For more than 11 days, Palestinians in Gaza faced endless nighttime 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.
We welcome the ceasefire in Gaza, and we shift our projects to begin to help families to recover and rebuild, while protecting them from further harm via health threats, such as drinking unclean water and the spread of COVID-19.
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)
How you helped
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.
The critical next step
We’ll be rehabilitating and maintaining damaged and deteriorated wastewater networks, and connecting houses to the network, improving long-term hygiene and health of the most vulnerable people affected during the recent escalation.
In order to help Gaza to heal, and to support local livelihoods, we’re hiring 100 people for 6 months, who’ll be tasked with removing rubble, clearing streets, and other public rehabilitation work. We’re focusing on supporting those whose incomes or businesses were severely impacted by the bombings in May.
As hospitals continue to struggle to cope with demand, we’ll distribute medical supplies and a further 20,000 litres of fuel to hospitals, helping them support 600,000 people across 3 months.
Later this year, we’ll be rebuilding over 100 damaged and deteriorated homes, helping 600 people families to return home and live in a safe environment.
Urgent food and water
Your donations will also help us to support 3,000 people affected by the recent escalation, providing them with clean water trucking for 3 months. We’ll also install water storage tanks, distribute hygiene kits, and install a desalination plant to provide a sustainable source of clean water to the most vulnerable families in Gaza, where 97% of water is contaminated and unfit for consumption.
And we’ll continue to provide food vouchers to 1,000 of the most vulnerable families for 3-6 months, depending on need, helping them to have a secure source of income while they begin to rebuild. Our ongoing olive tree project in Gaza continues to support the livelihoods of farmers, including those affected by the recent escalation.
These projects are completely Zakat-eligible and an incredibly compassionate way to give your Zakat.
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 to heal.
Just because the cameras aren’t focused on Gaza, don’t forget about Palestine. Your help is still needed to help the most vulnerable families to recover.