Although the ceasefire in Lebanon has brought its people a fragile peace, in the Palestinian Territories the conflict rages on with almost daily raids and violence.
Over 1 million people in the Gaza
Strip are threatened by a humanitarian crisis adding to existing
burdens. An estimated 70% of the population already live below the
poverty line, surviving on less than $2 a day.
humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate, leaving families
without land, work or food. Homes, fields and roads are demolished
during military raids and ongoing blockades.
Three-quarters of Palestinians in Gaza now depend upon food aid for survival, according to UN estimates.
when food is available, many people cannot afford it because they have
not been paid for months due to an embargo on funding for the
“I wanted to study or at least work to help my family,” says 19-year-old Nabil, “but I can’t find anything.”
intelligent young man, Nabil hoped to continue his education, find a
job and support his family. But he cannot afford to go to university,
and employment is rare in Gaza.
Nabil is the eldest of ten siblings who live with their parents in a
small house in Bait Lahia in the north of the Gaza Strip. Unemployment
and poverty blights their lives.
Mohammed, owns some land which used to yield a small income. However,
in the recent conflict this too has been destroyed. “I have nothing -
no work and no income,” says Mohammed.
Unfortunately, his story is repeated across the Gaza Strip.
To tackle the daily hardship, Islamic Relief is distributing food
parcels to families in crisis. So far, 11,000 families have received
parcels containing enough food for a month. Another 22,000 families
will also receive the same.
Feeding and clothing his
large family is desperately difficult for Mohammed. He used to be a
construction worker but travel restrictions forced him out of work six
Mohammed says the food parcel his family
received was the first help from aid agencies to reach him so he is
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