“I have many illnesses, but my main source of pain is not being able to feed my children.” said Sabra, who must feed and shelter 11 family members.
The Guardian recently reported that in Gaza families search through rubbish to find food to feed their families. During this unparalleled period, the ripple effects from COVID19 has witnessed mass unemployment, poverty, and hunger.
Sabra and her children live in harsh conditions in north Gaza in a structure, lacking electricity, and with water not properly connected leaving all vulnerable for numerous waterborne diseases.
“I cannot do it all. Food is first, to feed my children,” said Sabra.
“My disease is not my suffering. Its watching my children go without. We have no source of income except for charity given every three months, which is not enough for us to eat. After the pandemic and closure, most of the time we do not find anything to eat. When I do find food, I use fire to cook our food from wood and scrap on the street. Even that is becoming scarce.”
Our partners in Gaza were directed to Sabra as a family in desperate need. “Several days ago, we were contacted. They saw my poor living situation, and today provided me with a food parcel with fresh vegetables and more. We received the most basic and necessary food items for the house, even eggs! Eggs has not entered my house for more than a year!”
Like 600 other families in Gaza, Sabra is recipient of the KinderUSA Emergency Food Distribution that is ongoing. The project provided Sabra and her family with the basic and necessary items to ensure food security during this unprecedented period. For $75 you can feed a family like Sabra’s for one month. That is just $2.50 a day.
KinderUSA is not alone caring for families during these desperate times of worsening hunger and poverty. This virus knows no borders and is leaving a devastating cost most particularly on human life and the lives of our children. It is our shared responsibility and now more than ever, we need to support each other. Please make a donation today to help us expand our reach. Thank you.