Emergency Aid for Children in Gaza

 
$11,619
$65,381
Raised
Remaining

Summary

Children in Gaza are living under a devastating blockade. They lack basic essentials such as water, housing, hospitals and safe places to play and learn. MECA and The Big Ride are teaming up to raise funds for Gaza to help meet children's basic needs.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Children in Gaza live with the constant threat of Israeli military assault and the ongoing blockade of basic necessities and medical care. There is widespread poverty and a closed environment where people and goods cannot travel freely. The UN estimates that 400,000 children in Gaza are showing signs of severe psychological distress including bed-wetting, nightmares, aggression, phobias, extreme withdrawal or anxiety and difficulty eating, sleeping or speaking.

How will this project solve this problem?

The situation for children in Gaza is an emergency. MECA will use your donations to provide emergency aid to families in Gaza and deliver medicine and medical supplies to hospitals. MECA will support community-based organisations that run creative writing programs, sports teams, art and music classes; to build playgrounds and much more. Meanwhile, The Big Ride is working to raise awareness in the UK about the situation for children in Gaza.

Potential Long Term Impact

This project will reduce the children's risk of disease and malnutrition by addressing basic needs for food, medical care and adequate shelter that could impact their development and long-term health. By involving children in creative community activities, the project will also protect children's long-term mental health, making them more resilient against the risks of severe anxiety, depression, aggression and withdrawal.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $11,619
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $65,381
Total Funding Goal: $77,000

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Organization

Project Leader

Mona El-Farra

Director of Gaza Projects
Berkeley, CA United States

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