Today, on World Refugee Day, we reflect on the importance of family. We are reminded of how Palestinian families in Gaza, the West Bank, and among the larger diaspora, scattered across the globe, persevere against a backdrop of continued denial of respect for human dignity, freedom, and universal human rights.
These are values which we all share. Yet in Palestine, a mother must face the possible tragedy of her child dying alone in a hospital in Jerusalem while she remains behind in Gaza due to the denial of a travel permit. Palestinian mothers face a cruel dilemma. They know that if they do not allow their infant children to travel alone to Jerusalem – without the comfort of their voice or their loving touch – their children may die.
When you donate to KinderUSA, you are not simply supporting a charity, you are affirming the dignity of Palestinian children and, indeed, all the world’s children. We believe that every child deserves the right to live in peace and safety and to hope for a better future.
On World Refugee Day, we once again ask you to support these innocent children.