Rebuilding Palestine

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.

ISLAMIC RELIEF MALAYSIA
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REBUILDING PALESTINE

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“This was one of our hardest nights ever. The sound of bombing and screaming is everywhere. Houses are shaking from the bombardment. People are afraid and living in darkness because we have no power. Most people here do not have shelters or anywhere to go when the bombing starts.

“Like many other children, my son has spent the last few nights having panic attacks and unable to sleep because of the bombs. A whole generation has been psychologically affected by the years of blockade and bombing. Children should not have to suffer any more.

“The violence must end, but this escalation is a symptom of the injustice of the occupation and the blockade that blights the lives of the people of Gaza on a daily basis. We want the world to address the root causes, not just the symptoms.”

Muneeb Abu-Ghazaleh, Country Director of Islamic Relief in Gaza

Since 1948, Palestinians have suffered from endless war. Until today, news of Palestinians death has been heard.

The latest escalation in conflict has so far killed over 200 Palestinians, including scores of women and children. Airstrikes have destroyed homes in Gaza, forcing terrified, traumatised families to flee. The Israeli blockade prevents them from leaving the enclave, so they are living with relatives or in schools, unable to reach a safe place.

The outbreak of Covid-19 has put devastating impacts on Palestinians. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are more than 1,800 Palestinians died meanwhile more than 171,000 people were tested positive as of January 19, 2021.

The World Food Program (WFP) has report that, nearly 1.6 million people in Palestine could not afford nutritious food while women and mothers are the most affected person because they need to sacrifice for the sake of their children.

The reality in Gaza is more worsen. 68.5 percent of the population lives in poverty and facing food insecure. All this thing happens because of various sectors including social services and infrastructure are collapse due to the cumulative impact of sea, land and air blockade for a long time.

Movement restrictions associated with Covid-19 have further complicates their situation. According to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), there are 2.2 million Palestinians need humanitarian assistance to survive while about 500,000 children in Gaza have difficulty accessing to clean drinking water that could give bad affect to them.

In addition, nearly 504,000 children in Palestine have no right to get proper education. It involves 234,000 girls and 9,800 children with disabilities (OKU).

All of these facts surely showed that Palestinians were lived in struggled and hardship life. Therefore, Islamic Relief continuously being proactive providing humanitarian assistance in Palestinian Territories since 1997.

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. Last year our programmes in Gaza helped nearly 400,000 people with essential medical care, access to education and skills training for unemployed youth. Since 1997, Islamic Relief has invested RM638 million in humanitarian and development programmes to support the Palestinian people.

Aid sectors under Islamic Relief projects:

  • Health
  • Orphan Welfare
  • Education & Protection
  • Enhancing Youth Employability
  • Sustainable Livelihood
  • Social Security Net
  • Disaster Management
  • Seasonal Program

Let’s be part of the answer to the prayers of the Palestinians who are living in violence. May the small donations that we share become a sign of our gratitude for the blessings that Allah has bestowed us and become the cause of happiness to other human beings.

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