GAZA - Emergency Winter Appeal

Mahmoud family take shelter in disused storage shed

Protecting the most vulnerable in Gaza from the harsh winter

 

Gaza’s 2.1 million residents are facing conditions of  destitution. 80% are refugees, half are under the age of 18 and 70% are women and children.

  • Families in Gaza are facing the worst economic conditions in years and are struggling to survive.
  • The ongoing blockade of Gaza and three military assaults since 2008 have had a devastating impact, including massive infrastructure damage, a fragile health sector stretched well beyond its limits and a sharp rise in unemployment.
  • The rapid spread of COVID-19 in Gaza since August 2020 resulted in thousands of daily workers also losing their wages, as work stopped in lockdown. 8 out of 10 people in Gaza are dependent on aid to survive.
  • Winter weather can be extremely harsh with severe cold, heavy snow, storms and flooding.

Please help us to provide families with warm blankets, winter clothes and Covid-19 hygiene kits to protect them from winter illnesses and coronavirus.