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The people of Palestine are experiencing continuing airstrikes, raids and attacks, with a rapid escalation of violence. These attacks have already injured hundreds of people and killed dozens more, with no end in sight to the rising tensions.

After suffering decades of violence and human rights violations, Palestinians continue to feel unsafe in their own country. The economy has been damaged by political instability and constant violence. The blockades continue to cause chaos on a daily basis.

Islamic Relief is on the ground in Gaza, helping to provide urgent food, essentials and medical assistance.

Help us provide urgent relief and save lives.

NEWS: Islamic Relief calls for de-escalation of violence in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel

Islamic Relief is urging all those responsible for the escalating violence that has occurred in the Occupied Palestinian Territory and Israel to bring that violence to an end. Any further escalation poses a real danger of more civilian casualties, including children.

Islamic Relief condemns all violence against civilians and all attacks on places of worship, including synagogues, mosques and churches. We call on all sides to desist from and help prevent attacks against religious sites, in order to protect the safety of worshippers and uphold their right to worship in peace.

All have the right to live in safety and dignity, and to have their fundamental human rights upheld. We believe that this will not ultimately be possible until the root causes of the crisis are addressed and there is an end to the injustice and inequality at the heart of it.

Islamic Relief urges world leaders to make strenuous efforts to prevent any further escalation of violence, and to work towards a lasting solution that is rooted in international law and justice.

Why Palestine needs our support today

The people of Palestine are no stranger to devastation. Ongoing violence and restrictions have severely impacted access to food, water, and healthcare in Palestine, especially the Gaza strip.

With over 1.3 million people in need of humanitarian aid in Gaza, Islamic Relief Canada is on the ground providing emergency relief as well as helping families recover from the ongoing violence. Every dollar you give means we can reach more children, women and the elderly who continue to face hunger, poverty, trauma and loss.

Your support for Palestine will reach them through immediate food supplies, shelter, hygiene kits and cash assistance, as well as focusing on recovery through sustainable agriculture, livelihood support and dignified income opportunities.

Donate to Palestine and bring urgent relief for thousands of people and families who are struggling to survive.

*All donations to Palestine are Zakat eligible.

The situation in Palestine

The Gaza Strip is one of the most densely populated places on Earth. It has a population of approximately 2.1 million people and since 2007 it has been under a land, sea and air blockade imposed by Israel.

Years of conflict and the blockade have left 80% of the population dependent on humanitarian assistance to survive. Access to clean water is not possible for 95% of the population, impacting essential services like health, water and sanitation. Almost half of Gaza’s people do not have enough food, around 60% of children are anaemic, and many children suffer from stunted growth due to malnutrition.

The young people of Palestine need your help

The blockade has sealed off Gaza from the rest of the world, crippling the economy and trapping residents – including a generation of young people who have no hope of prospects for development. 64% of youth are now unemployed. 

Fear and lack of hope for the future have become the norm among young people in Gaza. We call on all actors to ensure that the protection of Palestinian youth be made a primary consideration, and the reassertion of the principles of protection are derived from the International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and the International human rights law (IHRL). We call on all actors to ensure the need for safety and security for young people to cross borders to access livelihoods.

How you can help Palestine

Even though tensions are extremely high, we are ready to help Palestine now. We will provide lifesaving care in areas where the health system is struggling to cope.

In Gaza the Islamic Relief team works extensively, providing vital medical supplies, sponsoring orphans, distributing Ramadan food packs, and personal protective equipment to ensure the safety of the healthcare workers.

The health system is under a lot of pressure due to staff shortages and lack of medical supplies. Show your support for the people in need by donating to our Palestine Emergency Relief.

Around half of the people living in Palestine are in need of vital aid and water. Islamic Relief is on the ground working to support the people in need across the region. Help save lives now.

Please donate today.

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

Islamic Relief has been working in Palestine since 1994. Our work in Gaza is focused on getting food to those who need it most, treating urgent health needs, facilitating access to water, sponsoring orphans and distributing aid during emergencies.

Through your Palestine donations, our team supports the developmental needs of the communities in Gaza through improving access to education, healthcare, psychosocial services, and livelihoods. The ongoing crisis has had a traumatic effect on generations of children. Through our psychosocial services, we are able to provide safe spaces where they can build self esteem and work on social, communication and conflict resolution skills.

Your support for Gaza is helping our teams to deliver vital medical supplies and vaccines to patients and staff. We also provide key items such as medicine, disposables, medical kits and food for all. Donate to Gaza and help save Palestine now.

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