Our Palestinian sisters and brothers are in need of your immediate support. Violence is escalating from Jerusalem to Gaza. Hundreds have been injured and killed, with many being children.
“IRUSA strongly condemns the ongoing violence, aggression, and intimidation tactics used against thousands of Palestinian civilians, especially during the holy month of Ramadan,” says IRUSA CEO Sharif Aly.
“In the midst of a global pandemic, any kind of aggression shocks the conscience and defies international humanitarian standards by further exposing Palestinians, already struggling with limited access to healthcare, to the deadly COVID-19 virus. We call for an immediate end to all violence and for respect of the freedom of worship guaranteed to all people under international law. We stand ready to provide humanitarian Aid to Palestinians affected by this particularly cruel use of force.”
Feel their pain, and please act! We are calling on you to help us increase our aid for Palestinians in need as the situation is getting progressively worse.
Escalating violence, the coronavirus pandemic, coupled with decades of political instability have stifled economic development across Palestine and made difficult situations even worse. Most Palestinians, living inside the territories and living as refugees in neighboring regions, depend on international aid for survival. According to the World Food Program, 1.6 million people in Palestine are food insecure, including nearly half of Gaza’s population. Food expenses easily consume a majority of an impoverished family’s budget. Work options are extremely limited: Unemployment is close to 23% across Palestine, with nearly half the population in Gaza being unemployed.
In addition, continued violence throughout Palestine severely affects the most vulnerable section of the population: children, many of whom suffer from psychological trauma.
With all this considered, one thing remains clear: The people of Palestine are resilient and, with the support of donors like you, families in need there can access opportunities to break the chains of poverty and move toward success.
Islamic Relief’s 2021 Emergency Response
With hundreds of Palestinians wounded in Jerusalem, this aid is urgently needed to save lives. Islamic Relief is supplying needed medical supplies to support Makassed hospital’s response to the escalating violence and to ensure that the hospital has the supplies it needs if the situation continues to escalate. They will be used to treat the wounds, prevent the wounds from getting infected, prevent the staff from getting infected, and to monitor the patients’ health, among other benefits.
In Gaza, Palestine, Islamic Relief will provide its partner hospitals, clinics, and facilities with essential medicines and medical supplies. The response will be a combination of immediate needs provision and longer-term care for those maimed and wounded. Partners will locally procure medicines and medical supplies that will fulfill some of the needs.
Islamic Relief works with partners who have been working in Palestine for over half a century which makes it easy to respond rapidly to emergency humanitarian situations.
We Need YOUR Help
As much as we’ve been able to accomplish, there is still so much more to do. If we work together—with YOU—we can make the vision of a better Palestine a reality for so many more of our sisters and brothers in need.
$10 can provide new or improved clean water infrastructure for families in Gaza
$100 can provide food aid for a family
$75 can provide an orphan or vulnerable child with new clothing
$125 can provide a hygiene kit and important health information a family in Gaza
$200 can improve the sewer infrastructure in areas known to overflow in the streets of Gaza.
$440 can provide vocational training to vulnerable child and/or a caregiver to teach them skills needed to generate income.
PLEASE NOTE: Donations made to IRUSA’s Palestine fund may serve urgent or long-term programs for Palestinians and Palestinian refugees.
Islamic Relief started working in Palestine in 1994 and soon after, Islamic Relief Palestine opened its office in 1998 so long-term development projects could be implemented and overseen by people in the field.
For decades, our legacy in the country has grown to help hundreds of thousands of people every year with programs that provide livelihood support for farmers, help vulnerable children, and more. With your continued support, IRUSA can provide more relief for people in need.
Here’s just a sampling of recent efforts for Palestinian families in need