Since 1948, Palestinians have suffered from endless war. Until today, news of the death of Palestinians has been heard. Children are among the most affected by this conflict.
The protracted conflict in Palestine since 1948 has killed many lives. Until today, news of Palestinian deaths continues to be heard and the numbers are countless.
According to the World Food Program (WFP), about 1.79 million Palestinians suffer from food insecurity and most of them live in Gaza.
People lack access to food due to the high unemployment rate record with more than 60 percent of women and 70 percent of young people (under the 30s) are unemployed. The reality in Gaza is more worsen. 68.5 percent of the population lives in poverty and faces food insecurity.
This escalation of conflict in Gaza has given a big impact which led to 53 percent of its population living below the poverty line and also makes 80 percent of Gaza’s population now rely on humanitarian aid to survive.
The elderly, people with disabilities (OKU), widowed and orphans are most affected. There are 20,000 orphans in Gaza who always hope that there are kind-hearted people who will come to help them.
If the world is still silent on the oppression that they are experiencing, who else can they rely on when all the facilities and infrastructure collapse due to the cumulative impact of sea, land, and air blockade for a long time.
Islamic Relief’s Response
Islamic Relief has worked in the Occupied Palestinian Territory since 1997 and already helped hundreds of thousands of people in Palestine by providing food aid, clean water access, shelter, orphan sponsorship, community development programs, sustainable livelihood, education, medical, psychosocial and etc.
In 2020, Islamic Relief helped nearly 400,000 people in Gaza meanwhile in 2021, there are 127,300 people in Gaza who have benefited from various aid sectors such as:
- Orphan Welfare
- Education & Protection
- Enhancing Youth Employability
- Sustainable Livelihood
- Social Security Net
- Disaster Management
- Seasonal Program
This year, Islamic Relief Malaysia would like to invite all of you to join and support our Rebuilding Palestine campaign which will be carried out throughout the year with aiming to collect RM1 million to give continuous assistance to people in Gaza and Palestinians as a whole.