The people in Gaza are unjustly suffering and deserve the right to live as dignified human beings. Calls continue to come in to KinderUSA asking for food assistance. In the final days of Ramadan, over 2000 families have received healthy, nutritious food, restoring a portion of the dignity that has been stripped from them. Mohammed’s family is just one example.
Aged 12, Mohammed is one of 5 children in Fares and Rana’s home situated in Beit Lahia, Gaza. Each day after school Mohammed finds odd jobs to help his family as his father is physically disabled and can no longer work.
The family receives $100 a month in aid that helps with medicine, food, and all the household needs. Mohammed does his part bringing approximately $1 a day hauling trash, or delivering goods. “Whatever I can find!” says Mohammed, proudly.
Beneficiaries of the Ramadan fresh food distribution, Fares said, “Some weeks we live on one kilo of tomatoes. Its all we can afford. I don’t know when we last had meat or any full meal. This is a true blessing. My children have not seen this much food in a very long time. Thank you to all who gave us this chance.”
KinderUSA as reached the final stages of the second distribution of fresh food to families in Gaza. Through a policy of siege, now in its twelfth year, two million people are isolated, impoverished, and mostly ignored by the outside world. The injustice in Gaza is daunting, but YOU, our donors, have provided a glimmer of hope this Ramadan. Thank you.