In response to the potential spread of the novel Coronavirus in the Gaza Strip and Jordan, United Hands Relief delivered 1,000 customized food parcels to families under quarantine, with a focus on people living in displacement and refugees camps.

Gaza is one of the most at risk cities in the world for an outbreak of the novel Coronavirus.

Thousands of vulnerable families live in cramped conditions with no access to clean water or proper sanitation, and are already facing crises like conflict and hunger. If the coronavirus reaches refugee camps, where people are already struggling with inadequate healthcare, poor hygiene and overcrowding, it will spread at an alarming rate and is likely to cause a devastating loss of life. For these communities, coronavirus could be a catastrophe.

$100 can provide a customized food package that contains nutritious food items enough for one month.
We urgently need your help to support our response to the coronavirus pandemic. Please give what you can today.

Your help is needed in these times of hardship

No matter how small, your contribution will make a big difference.

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While UHR Gaza teams have been implementing projects, Marwa Abu Khater was one of the most dedicated volunteers. Marwa has witnessed the suffering and hardships of vulnerable families, especially children. Marwa had a vision inspired by the need she witnessed among children and adolescents in Gaza. UHR listened and today, thanks to our donors, Marwa got the chance she was seeking.

United Hands Relief helped Marwa establish RUIA Center for training and Development – a center that offers intensive training, tutoring and rehab sessions to help improve academic performance for students in elementary, middle, and high school. RUIA also offers select programs in personal and skills/professional development for college students, graduates and professionals.

RUIA center offers its programs free of charge to those who cannot contribute a payment, and receives very minimal fees from some students.

Mohammad Barhoom, an 11th grades said: “I was having problems understanding foundational mathematical concepts. After enrolling in the improvement program at Ruia Center I began improving steadily and now I am one of the achievers in my class and get near perfect scores on my exams.”

As for Manar Ahmad, she said “my English reading, comprehension and composition writing has improved a lot since I joined RUIA. I used to have difficulty understanding my teachers. My parents and I am very thankful for this tutoring opportunity that is free. We are very poor and my father is unemployed. My parents are trying hard to keep me in school, and my dream is to be an English teacher.”

In light of the instability and economic crisis in Gaza, Marwa Abu Khater, RUIA Center Director wanted to contribute her knowledge as an English teacher to her community.

Training is critical to achieving skills that can translate to better jobs or livelihood prospects. UHR’s sustainable development projects directly provide individuals with employment opportunities across various sectors – farming, education, construction and more.

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Gaza Families Living Among the Dead in a Cemetery Are Calling for Our Help


Dozens of poverty-stricken families have made a graveyard their home, because they have nowhere else to go. Most of them are unemployed, with no money, food, or clean clothes. The do not even have their own pots and pans to cook themselves a simple meal.

Children sleep on tombs surrounded by insects, rats and scorpions. And most of the time, these vulnerable children go to sleep hungry.

UHR is working so hard to try to relocate these families into safe home. So far, we were able to relocate 7 families into decent homes, and provided them with basic necessities like food, water, hygiene kits, refrigerators, cooking stoves, furniture and clothing.

UHR also helps these families become self-sufficient through micro-financing small businesses for the. With UHR’s Palestine Livelihoods Micro-finance fund, we provide working capital to low income families to help reduce poverty, generate employment and help them generate income. Since its inception in 2016, UHR Palestine Livelihoods Micro-finance fund has supported a number of families in Gaza and the West Bank. It helped impoverished smart individuals become grocers, farmers, drivers, and others that run small businesses to support their families and bring hope to their communities.

  • $250 will provide shelter and food for one month
  • $1,500 will provide shelter and food for six months for one family
  • $3,000 will sponsor a family for one year
  • $2,500 will establish a small business for a family (e.g. purchase a delivery cart)
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United Hands Relief is preparing to deliver more life-saving emergency relief aid to people in Gaza providing food, vital water and sanitation, winter kits, heaters, and blankets.

A shipment of medical supplies and medicines is on its way to Gaza.

The Situation

22 Palestinians were killed and 69 civilians wounded as violence flares up in the Gaza Strip. Our team on the ground reported that over 100 homes have been destroyed since Tuesday.

As severe weather begins to approach, and with the current escalation, an estimated 2.5 million people need vital humanitarian assistance in Gaza. Donate today to help us reach affected families.

  • $60 will provide clean water for one month
  • $100 will provide a food package with nutritious food items
  • $150 will provide a food package with nutritious food items, and milk for infants and toddlers
  • $160 will provide a winter kit, heater, and food package
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