Renovating Homes in Gaza
“The goal of this project is to give the vulnerable families of Gaza a healthy and happy living environment”
The people of Gaza have been through great turmoil in recent years. Confined to a small strip of land called the Gaza Strip, it has become extremely overpopulated. In fact, it is the third most populated state in the world, with nearly 2 million people living in approximately 141 square miles of land.
In overcrowded Gaza, the UN estimates that over 60% of the fit-to-work youth population are unemployed – the highest rate of unemployment in the region. As a result, thousands of vulnerable families are without a stable source of income, and almost 80% of the population in Gaza relies on overseas aid organizations.
Unfortunately, the situation continues to worsen every year. The 2014 conflict and most recent attacks on Gaza have damaged and devastated thousands of homes, displacing many. Families without a stable source of income are living in destroyed homes that are unsafe, and this gets even worse during winter when cold weather and rain sweeps the region and leaks through into their homes.