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Gaza Emergency Appeal

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1.3M+

0

people in need of humanitarian aid in Gaza

95%

0

of population without access to clean water

LAST UPDATED: April 8, 2024

Send Urgent Relief to Gaza

The people of Gaza are fleeing for their lives as they experience over 6 months of indiscriminate attacks, ongoing blockade, and a starvation diet. Over 75,000 Palestinians have been injured and 33,207 people killed, with 1.8 million people forcefully displaced. 

1 in 25 people in Gaza are now injured or killed. 

Lack of fuel, clean water and limited food supplies has forced the healthcare system into a state of total collapse and caused significant levels of dehydration, starvation, and disease as essential supplies slowly run out across the Gaza Strip. 

Islamic Relief is on the ground in Khan Younis, Deir Al Balah, Zawayda, and Rafah, delivering daily ready-to-eat hot meals in Gaza. We have distributed 10 million hot meals thus far. 

We are also distributing hygiene kits, clean water via water tanks, and psychosocial support for children–but the enormity of the crisis means that much more is needed. Support our Gaza emergency appeal and continue saving lives.

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How is Islamic Relief delivering aid across Gaza?

Islamic Relief has been on the ground, operating in Palestine since 1997. Our staff in Gaza are using your donations to locally procure food, hygiene supplies, bedding, and any other essential item we can source. They screen and contract local suppliers and partners, who procure either locally or through private trading routes between Gaza and Egypt.

Islamic Relief has successfully facilitated aid trucks entering Gaza through the Egypt border crossing, which has helped to alleviate some of the pressure on the ground. We are also actively exploring additional avenues of aid through various border crossings. 

Working alongside local partners and the World Food Programme, we are presently active in the Middle Area including Deir Al Balah, Zawayda, and Al Nusairat, as well Khan Younis and Rafah. 

From October 7 to April 8, 2024, our team has so far distributed: 

            ⛑️ 2.2 million medical supply items 
            🍴11 million ready-to-eat meals
            📦 14,520 food packs 
            💵 4,245 food vouchers   
            🥬 Fresh produce to 187,649 households
             🛏️ 31,157 blankets and mattresses
            💧1 million people received clean water 
            🧼43,970 hygiene kits + items to 254 shelters
            🎈74,133 children received psychosocial support
            🩺Health services to 1,890 individuals


GAZA UPDATE

Arms Embargo Win: Canada halts all arms sales to Israel

On Monday, March 18, 2024, the Canadian parliament passed a motion supporting Palestinian human rights. This comes after 5 months of intense Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip and Canada’s supply of weapons to Israel. 

Although the non-binding motion faced several amendments, this is an encouraging and critical moment in the fight for Palestinian rights. This could not have happened without YOU!

Thank you for joining hands with 25,000+ concerned Canadians to demand the Government of Canada halt the transfer of weapons and immediately suspend all arms export permits to Israel. At Islamic Relief Canada, we will continue to monitor and ensure our government honours its word with action. 

How Your Zakat Can Help Gaza

Your Zakat can help deliver life-saving essentials to communities affected by the ongoing violence across Palestine. 

At Islamic Relief Canada, we follow a scholar-verified Zakat Policy to ensure your Zakat reaches as many poor and needy people as possible to transform their lives.

  • $65 can provide living essentials

  • $150 can provide a family with life saving food

  • $250 can provide urgent medical aid  


Every dollar you give means we can reach more civilian children, women and the elderly who continue to face hunger, poverty, trauma and loss. 

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Help the Children of Gaza

In the face of the most catastrophic destruction and humanitarian crisis to date in Gaza, children are paying the heaviest price. 

Nearly half of Gaza’s population are children, with over 450,000 currently left without a home. 25,000 Palestinian children have been orphaned and no longer have the emotional or financial support to survive, let alone thrive. 

By sponsoring an orphan for $90/month or providing group therapy for $20/child, you can help save and transform the lives of vulnerable children in Gaza currently deprived of their basic rights and protection, facing constant trauma, loss and violence. 

                                          How your donations are making a difference to the people of Palestine

                                          Islamic Relief has been working in Palestine since 1997. Our work in Gaza is focused on both emergency relief and development support, ensuring sustainable long-term programs that are transformative for the communities involved.

                                          Some of our key projects over the past few years have included:

                                          • Distributing emergency food packs and facilitating access to clean drinking water

                                          • Creating sustainable livelihood opportunities for 755 farmer families by planting olive trees and providing essential tools for cultivation and irrigation

                                          • Empowering orphans and vulnerable children through education and STEM 

                                          • Enrolling children in recreational therapy and psychosocial services

                                          Following the May 2021 escalations in Gaza, Islamic Relief launched new projects for recovery and rehabilitation, ensuring your donations reached those in most need. These projects included:

                                          • Health: Rehabilitated and equipped 2 primary health care clinics with equipment, resources, tools and training.

                                          • Education: Repaired and rehabilitated 3 schools, and 3 special education centers that were damaged.

                                          • Livelihoods: Supported microbusinesses with cash assistance. 

                                          • Food: Provided cash assistance to families so they can buy household staples.

                                          • Water Sanitation and Hygiene: Rehabilitated wastewater connections in housing units and enhanced access to clean water.

                                          Your support for Gaza is helping our teams to deliver vital medical, food, water, and psychosocial support to Palestinians in need.

                                          Frequently Asked Questions

                                          From the amount of funds spent in Palestine to date to a detailed list of our aid distribution, we have answers to your top questions related to our current emergency response in Gaza! Click here to read our answers to your Frequently Asked Questions. 

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