Palestine

IMPORTANT NOTE

Please note: Donations made toward IRUSA’s Palestine fund may be used to support important emergency or long-term work across the country, or for Palestinian refugees in other countries.

Your Aid, Their Relief

You can help keep Palestine moving forward. Ongoing violence in Gaza, and devastating poverty has left many in need of urgent assistance. IRUSA is working quickly to send food aid to those in need. As of 2018 over 90% of drinking water has been contaminated due to lack of proper filtration systems. Currently youth unemployment ranks in the highest in the world at 58% putting many at risk of never achieving self-sustainability.

Islamic Relief has been providing humanitarian relief in Palestine since 1994, and Islamic Relief Palestine opened its office there in 1998 so that 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 to support IRUSA can provide more relief for people in need of aid.

2019 PROMISE FOR PALESTINE TOUR

Islamic Relief USA is proud to present the 2019 “An Evening of Inspiration: Promise for Palestine” tour, featuring special humanitarian guest and renowned entertainer Mohammed Assaf. Click here for more info.

Background

Decades of political instability have stifled economic development across Palestine. 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, well over 1 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 20% in the West Bank and a devastating 42% in Gaza.

In addition, continued violence throughout Palestine severely affects the most vulnerable section of the population: children, many of whom suffer from psychological trauma.

We continue to stand by our Palestinian brothers and sisters and support lifesaving programs with the help of our donors. Read more about our legacy in the Middle East.

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