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.

Emergency in Gaza

A wave of violence has struck Gaza once again this November. Latest reports indicate at least 34 people have been killed and more than 100 injured. Numerous homes and some 15 schools have been damaged as a result of airstrikes.

Already over-stretched medical teams are working around-the-clock to deliver critical aid to those in need. But they need our support. IRUSA is working with partners already on the ground to increase access to medicines and medical supplies in light of the recent events. Please donate to our Palestine Humanitarian Aid fund to help support humanitarian efforts.

We will update this page as more information becomes available. Please keep the people of Palestine in your prayers.

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. 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.

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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