KinderUSA works with a broad range of partners implementing programs that target the most vulnerable children in Gaza, focusing on health and nutrition, education, development, and relief. The Gaza strip is around 40km in length and 10km in width or just over 140 square miles. This once bustling coastal area of land is home to approximately 2 million Palestinians, of which more than half under the age of 18 and the second highest worldwide population of children between the ages 0-14.
Close to 500,000 Palestinian refugees reside in Lebanon; more than half are scattered across 12 camps where they live in abject. The recent influx of 1 million Syrian refugees has made Lebanon host to the world’s highest number of refugees per captia.
In southern Lebanon near the town of Saida, Ein el-Hilweh is the largest of all 12 camps in both size and population with an estimated 80,000 inhabitants. To the north of Tripoli, the Nahr el-Bared camp was once considered the most prosperous and functional refugee camp in all of Lebanon with an estimated 30,000 inhabitants until recent fighting and ultimate destruction of the camp.
KinderUSA works with a broad range of partners implementing programs that target the most vulnerable children, focusing primarily educational development.