“Whoever saves a life, it is as if he had saved mankind entirely.” (Surah Al-Ma’idah, verse 32)
With the escalation of violence and the ongoing blockade, the situation in Palestine is already stretched to the limit. Millions of people are in need of vital humanitarian assistance throughout the country. In particular, Gaza is at a breaking point and we desperately need your support to help save lives, combat hunger and alleviate poverty. Over 40 percent of the population lives below the line of poverty. About 54 percent lack food security and 75 percent rely completely on humanitarian assistance from charities for survival. The majority 94 percent of water is unfit for human consumption, and the Gaza medical crisis means one third of essential medicines are out of stock.
Gaza happens to be one of the world’s most densely populated areas. It is home to over two million people, with over 5,000 inhabitants living within one square kilometer. Due to factors like these, the United Nations is warning that the region could become uninhabitable in the near future. With a team on the ground in Palestine, UHR delivers life-saving emergency relief aid to civilians by providing them with food, vital water, sanitation, winter kits, heaters and blankets. Please consider donating today to help us reach more affected families.