Malnourishment in Gaza

Ashraf is a young boy suffering from chronic malnutrition which affects a third of Gaza’s children, according to UNICEF. In April, he and his mother, residents of Beach Camp (also known as Al-Shati), visited the KinderUSA funded program implemented by our partner Ard El Insan (AEI) which is designed to address chronic malnutrition among children…

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Greece: Children in limbo

With the closure of neighboring borders, tens of thousands of refugees are trapped in Greece, including over 1900 unaccompanied minors. Many of these refugees escaped war after losing siblings, parents, relatives, friends, neighbors, homes, and their livelihoods. Many have followed family members who have already secured asylum in other countries away from the daily bombings,…

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Even as recent events

Even as recent events – from the horrific war in Syria to the traumatic flight of migrants to Europe – shine a spotlight on the plight of the world’s children, the forgotten children of Palestine continue to suffer from a denial of basic human rights. For these children, the daily struggle for food, shelter, education,…

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Art and Storytelling in Gaza

The longer someone goes without food the hungrier they become. The same can be said of someone who goes without work. They are denied their very basic needs; food, shelter, protection, stability, and freedom from fear. Unfortunately, this is all too common in Gaza. The effects of the blockade have led to a consistent decline…

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Witnessing the tide of humanity

While the tide of humanity, desperate yet hopeful to forge a gateway into Europe, garners the world’s attention, the people of Gaza, equally desperate remain imprisoned with no chance for escape by land or sea. Electricity is available only three to six hours a day and more than 70% of Gaza’s children are food insecure….

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Ramadan in Gaza one year later

Mohammad G.M. is the father of six children all under the age of 9.  Living in Gaza, he is unemployed and has difficulty finding work due to a disability caused by a nerve disorder in his legs.  He and his family live in a home made of metal sheeting that is considered uninhabitable and unsafe. “We must depend on aid because…

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Psychosocial Support in Gaza

Swinging on swings, playing with friends, spending long days at the beach, carefree. This describes the average life of a child enjoying the summer. Sadly for the children in Gaza who have survived 3 wars in 6 years, their reality is totally different. Today, a trip to the beach instill fears in many children who…

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The inhumanity of Yarmouk

“Yarmouk is a place which has descended even further into unimaginable levels of inhumanity.”– United Nations Relief Works Agency spokesperson Chris Gunness Formed in 1957 for Palestinians who fled across the border after the creation of Israel in 1948, Yarmouk quickly became home to the largest Palestinian refugee community in Syria. Located 8 kilometers from…

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The Storm in Gaza

Gaza has been under water for 3 days. The worst winter storm that is battering millions across the Middle East, is brutalizing Gazans where over 100,000 homes affected by the 50 day war provide limited or no shelter from the freezing rains and gale force winds. Many families live in tents, while others have abysmal…

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A Message of Thanks and Hope for the New Year

As 2014 comes to a close, we want to thank you for your generous support that has made our work so meaningful for many Palestinians living under occupation. For more than 50 days, we watched in horror as the people of Gaza endured yet another, more brutal attack.  Despite promises to the contrary, very little…

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