It was the beginning of this year when a parliament member tellingly stated, “Our lives take precedence to the quality of their lives.” He was referring to the Palestinians in Gaza.
In 2012, the UN published a report deeming Gaza unlivable by 2020 at a time when 29% of the population was unemployed. Today that number has been set by the World Bank at 53% with Gaza’s youth at 67%, and women over 70%.
Approaching 2020 in less than 48 hours, KinderUSA continues to respond to the most pressing need facing Gazan’s; food. The ongoing, suffocating, blockade, moving into its 13th year, drip feeds Gazan’s without the benefit of drinking water; 97% of which is undrinkable.
As we close out the year, we have ambitious plans going forward to make a greater impact on the lives of Palestinians. Your year-end gift today will continue to bring fresh food to families in some of the most marginalized areas of Gaza, train women in chicken farming, provide freshly prepared meals to kindergartens, and kick start a new mobile library in Lebanon that will serve children in the camps and Syrian settlements.
If you have already made an end of year gift, we thank you! If you have not, please consider making an online donation today. Our work is guided by your generosity which is an expression of solidarity with the world’s most vulnerable children whose future and well-being affect us all.
On behalf of the children we serve, our partner organizations, our board of directors and the staff of KinderUSA, thank you for your support and warmest wishes for a new year of peace, hope, and security for all.
Your support remains critical as we usher in a new year and we thank YOU for standing with us, but more importantly, with the children in Palestine!