Over 1.4 million Palestine refugees live in Gaza. The 11-year blockade and severe restrictions on the movement of people and goods have left the economy in shambles and unemployment has skyrocketed. With most residents barred from leaving Gaza in search of employment, Palestine refugees increasingly rely on support from UNRWA to meet their daily needs. Over 80% of people living in Gaza are in need of humanitarian assistance and over 1 million people rely on emergency food assistance as their main source of food.
Your Gift of Food Assistance for Palestine refugees in Gaza can help ensure that families have food to share and hope for a brighter future.
“UNRWA food assistance is like the pillar of the house.” Wedad, age 55, has lived in Gaza her entire life. “It provides support to my entire family.” Wedad often cooks with her 70-year-old sister Khadra. Her favorite dish to cook is lentils and rice. Wedad depends on food assistance to provide many basic food staples, such as flour, that she is unable to afford on her own. “The situation in Gaza is deteriorating, but we hope that it may get better.”
Your Gift of Food helps ensure that women, like Wedad, have the ability to share food with their families. Over 1 million people in Gaza rely on UNRWA food assistance for their basic food needs. This assistance is a lifeline, not only to food, but to hope and dignity.