June 27: Webinar with Huwaida Arraf

KinderUSA’s virtual Ramadan speaker series was a great success. Throughout the month of Ramadan, we had three captivating virtual conversations with Ilan Pappe, Juan Cole, and Dr. Mads Gilbert to help raise funds for Kinder’s Ramadan Programs that benefit the neediest children and their families in Gaza. If you missed any of the conversations you…

We Met Our Goal This Ramadan

Gaza continues to suffer an ongoing humanitarian nightmare with no real vision for improvement on the horizon for the countless children and their families who live there. Three quarters of the population require some form of aid for survival, and the downward spiral affects every sector of society — from mother to child, from the…

The Last Days of Ramadan

In Gaza, the humanitarian situation remains dire with high rates of unemployment and crushing poverty leaving parents unable to provide food for their children. Ongoing violence and continued uncertainty with massive unemployment and food insecurity leave little hope for Gazan’s.  This, coupled with COVID-19 restrictions affecting both work and school, leaves children more vulnerable to…

Ramadan Amid An Epidemic

The coronavirus pandemic is worsening the vulnerabilities of families in Gaza, as it is here at home and across the globe. Struggling to feed their families, the economic shock from the pandemic has given parents few options. Many rely on aid from the charity sector or the kindness of neighbors. Our Country Coordinator in Gaza,…

Empowering Women, Ramadan 2020

An integral part of our Ramadan food distribution program is the Chicken Farming Women Empowerment Project. The blockade, now in its 14th year, coupled with the crisis we are facing globally has demonstrated women are affected both at home and in the economy. In Palestine, 20% of all female-headed households live in deep poverty and…

Approaching Ramadan

Your support remains critical during these uncertain times. Concern mounts daily in Gaza with the potential spread of COVID-19. Like the United States, Gaza shops, restaurants, and schools are closed to contain the spread; however, the damage from a 14-year blockade of land, air, and sea further exasperates an economy already in shatters. The lack…

Emergency Food Distribution: Beirut 2020

A failing economy, state of emergency and high unemployment rate have resulted in Lebanese people being unable to afford and/or reach adequate food. In response to this situation, we began an emergency food distribution this past weekend in Beirut’s Chiah-Shatilla Camp. Each kit of food given to families included: tuna, sugar, rice, cheese, pasta, lentils,…