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 Iftar for Palestine refugees in Gaza can help ensure that families have food to share and hope for a brighter future.
“I hope to have a permanent job and live in dignity”, states Mohammed. Mohammed is a day laborer in Gaza. When he is lucky, he finds work for the day. All too often, he does not find work for more than a week. Mohammed and his family rely on UNRWA emergency food assistance as the main source of food for their family. Despite the family's dire circumstances, Mohammed has big dreams for his only son, 9-month-old Jawad, "I want my son to receive the best education so that he grows up to help other people in the future.”
Your Gift of Iftar, helps people, like Mohammed, access UNRWA emergency food assistance. 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.