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Desperation In Gaza

KinderUSA, with our local partner on the ground, is implementing emergency food assistance in response to the severe socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. In addition to the blockade of land, sea, and air, now in its 13th year, Gaza’s population is suffering mercilessly. The gravity of the pandemic cannot be underestimated…

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Bringing Relief to Lebanon

The blast that decimated large swaths of Beirut left hundreds of thousands homeless, and over 200 dead with thousands more witnessing their livelihoods in ruins. The explosion exacerbated already ravaging economic conditions for a population struggling to put food on the table. The Beirut port explosion has created a major food security emergency in Lebanon…

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Lebanon Emergency Relief

The horrific explosion that decimated the Karatina seaport Tuesday in Beirut, Lebanon has left thousands wounded and while the death toll continues to climb, the latest count is over 100. The country’s hospitals have already been stretched to the limits with COVID-19 patients, and coupled with the financial collapse, has been warning of shortages. Now,…

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Story of Hope from Rafah

During Ramadan, KinderUSA provided fresh food to over 2400 families, approximately 19,000 children, women, and men who live in the most extreme conditions. One of our beneficiary family’s is Zahran, a father caring for 11 children who range in age of 3-24 years old. Though the eldest son, Ibrahim, graduated from College, he like his…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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An Update On Our Projects

With the massive transformation of our lives and communities, we know this pandemic will further marginalize already vulnerable communities both here at home and abroad. To keep you informed about the status of all our projects, as well as the opportunities you have to support our work, below is a summary of some of KinderUSA’s…

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2020 Ramadan Iftar Fundraiser

Following the tremendous success of our 2019 Ramadan Fundraising Iftar, we invite you once again to break fast with us as we help the most impoverished children and their families in Gaza and the refugee camps. We are very excited to have as our Keynote speaker this year, Professor of History at the University of…

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Back to School in Gaza

The high unemployment rate (52% overall, 75% among women heads of household) means more and more children are lacking the necessary supplies and clothing to attend school.  Getting an education is a a gift that empowers minds, fosters bright futures, and provides opportunities. In Gaza, going to school also enables children to escape  the trauma…

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Ramadan Is Here

A father of seven children, Mohammed worries each day how he will feed his family. Injured, and permanently disabled, Mohammed is unable to walk on his own and hence, confined to a wheelchair. Completely dependent on aid with no source of income, the family has received food primarily fromUNRWA. With the recent cuts to funding of…

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Back to School in Gaza

For many parents, the most challenging part of the school day involves waking children from sleep and preparing them to leave the comfort of the home. Education is easily taken for granted. In Palestine, however, recently publicized cuts to UNRWA funding threaten the one bright spot in the lives of thousands of Palestinian children – education. Make…

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Fuel Crisis in Gaza

An urgent appeal was made today by Mr. Jamie McGoldrick, the Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory. Fuel supplies are dangerously low affecting every aspect of life in Gaza. “We have now run out of funds and are delivering the final supplies in the next few days. Without funds to enable ongoing deliveries, service…

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Gazan’s near collapse

The humanitarian situation in Gaza is deteriorating on all levels in a downward spiral demanding immediate intervention to prevent a total collapse. There is a continued sense of despair with 80% of the population relying on aid to survive. Electricity, for those fortunate enough to have it, runs about 5-6 hours a day disrupting basic…

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Three Years Later

Palestinians in Gaza are suffering. Nearly 12,000 families remain internally displaced since the war in 2014, many of whom are still living in tents. Eighty percent of the 1.9 million people are living on humanitarian aid, without which they could not meet their basic needs. Suicide rates are at an all-time high, and divorce, once…

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Ramadan Farmers Project

Once again, the blessed month of Ramadan is upon us, and we at KinderUSA would like to wish you and your families Ramadan Mubarak! KinderUSA’s Ramadan Farmers Food Project is now in its 12th year delivering fresh vegetables, fruit, live poultry and freshly prepared dairy products reaching over 2500 families consisting of 8-13 family members.…

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Living in darkness

Gaza residents have had their daily electricity usage reduced further after the only power station in Gaza stopped operating. Official reports of reductions from eight hours a day to just six, jeopardizes every aspect of life in Gaza. Water and sanitation services have been severely affected with many households experiencing reduced flow or no water…

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Malnourishment in Gaza

Ashraf is a young boy suffering from chronic malnutrition which affects a third of Gaza’s children, according to UNICEF. In April, he and his mother, residents of Beach Camp (also known as Al-Shati), visited the KinderUSA funded program implemented by our partner Ard El Insan (AEI) which is designed to address chronic malnutrition among children…

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Greece: Children in limbo

With the closure of neighboring borders, tens of thousands of refugees are trapped in Greece, including over 1900 unaccompanied minors. Many of these refugees escaped war after losing siblings, parents, relatives, friends, neighbors, homes, and their livelihoods. Many have followed family members who have already secured asylum in other countries away from the daily bombings,…

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Even as recent events

Even as recent events – from the horrific war in Syria to the traumatic flight of migrants to Europe – shine a spotlight on the plight of the world’s children, the forgotten children of Palestine continue to suffer from a denial of basic human rights. For these children, the daily struggle for food, shelter, education,…

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Art and Storytelling in Gaza

The longer someone goes without food the hungrier they become. The same can be said of someone who goes without work. They are denied their very basic needs; food, shelter, protection, stability, and freedom from fear. Unfortunately, this is all too common in Gaza. The effects of the blockade have led to a consistent decline…

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Witnessing the tide of humanity

While the tide of humanity, desperate yet hopeful to forge a gateway into Europe, garners the world’s attention, the people of Gaza, equally desperate remain imprisoned with no chance for escape by land or sea. Electricity is available only three to six hours a day and more than 70% of Gaza’s children are food insecure.…

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