|Did you know that food insecurity in Gaza affects 1.3 million people and is driven by high poverty and unemployment rates?|
|Manar heads a household of 7 in Khan Younis. Unemployed and without a fixed income, Manar hauls merchandise for businesses in a rented donkey cart and lives on approximately $2 a day after paying rent for the cart. His children range in age of 4-12 years old and have the needs of any child in school and growing. |
The family receives $33 a month in food aid from UNRWA who recently stated that over 1 million people in Gaza risk going hungry unless the international community fills the gapping whole in funding after cuts to the organization.
Like many in Gaza today, Manar considers suicide “often” according to his wife, Maysoon, but the children are “too young and whatever we can do, we will do it to survive.” Also, like many in Gaza, two of their children require medical treatment, one in need of a cornea transplant and another congenital heart defect.
A recipient of the Ramadan fresh food distribution, Maysoon was so elated. “We have not this much food in our home in months! I cannot remember the last time we had meat, and now we have living chickens! Please thank all the people who contributed. May Allah reward them all!”
Your donations are coming at a critical time for Gazans, considerably improving their dire nutritional and living conditions. We are halfway to our goal this Ramadan and thank you all who have contributed to this program. Our work is only possible serving with your continued support.