GAZA - Emergency Winter Appeal

Mahmoud family take shelter in disused storage shed

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.