FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PALESTINE

LIVING UNDER SIEGE

The movement of both goods and people into and out of Gaza is severely restricted by the Israeli occupation authority and has been for many decades. Restrictions were further tightened in 2005 when Israel unilaterally withdrew its settlers and redeployed its troops from Gaza. Following the redeployment, the Israeli occupation authority placed new and increased restrictions over the movement of goods and people into and out of Gaza.

 

As a result of the restrictions, the humanitarian situation in Gaza is dire, affecting all aspects of life. According to the UN, as of 2013: 57% of Gaza’s households are food insecure and approximately 80% receive some form of food assistance. 35.5% of those willing and able to work are unemployed – one of the highest unemployment rates in the world. Due to power shortages, there are power outages for up to 12 hours per day in most areas of Gaza.

SUPPORT FOR GAZA’S IMPOVERISHED

In March of 2015, we received a request from one of our volunteers who had been working on the ground in the besieged Gaza Strip for many months. He informed us of three families who were struggling to put food on the table and had no means of purchasing essentials such as medicine or clothing.

 

We launched a campaign to raise funds so we could provide financial assistance to all three families in a bid to alleviate their hardship.

WHAT WE DID

With the help of one of our long standing volunteers who has worked and lived in the Gaza Strip, we provided the three families in need with a financial grant totaling £1,000 so that they could purchase essential food, medicine and clothing for themselves.

BUDGET/COST

Breakdown of project cost: Financial Assistance, Palestine, March 2015

Item/Service         Unit cost (GBP) No. of items/services Total cost (GBP)
Financial grant £400.00 1 £400.00
Financial grant £300.00 1 £300.00
Financial grant £300.00 1 £300.00

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