MECA is delivering urgent aid to children and families in Gaza. Your donations will help us purchase food, milk, and hygiene kits to distribute to displaced families to combat illness. We are also purchasing medicine and medical supplies for hospitals and clinics to treat injured and sick. Gaza is suffering from another major Israeli attack. More than 400 children have been killed in the last month. Hundreds of thousands of people are displaced, seeking safety in schools or relative's homes.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
After four weeks of intensive bombing in Gaza, approximately half a million Palestinians are now displaced in Gaza. Most of these families left their homes in a panic with just the clothes on their backs.The near total lack of electricity, running water, and wastewater treatment pose a huge threat to the health of children and families in Gaza. The displaced families are most impacted by this. Our partner centers have reported increasing numbers of cases with skin infections, diarrhea, and lice.
How will this project solve this problem?
MECA will purchase hygiene kits with pack of diapers, pack of feminine pads, toothbrushes, family-sized toothepaste, four small towels, family-sized shampoo, extra large bath foam, hand wash, 2 packs of wet wipes, and bath sponge. Our staff and volunteer team distribute them to families in need. We have already distributed 2000 packages to families but there is much greater need every day. MECA will also send grants to hospitals and clinics to buy medicine to treat injured and sick for free.
Potential Long Term Impact
This project is purely an emergency effort aimed at helping children and families in Gaza heal and survive during a very difficult period. After the bombings and shellings stop, we will work with our partner organizations and staff on the ground in Gaza to assess the needs of the traumatized children and make plans to provide long-term support.
Total Funding Received to Date: $10,361
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $0
Total Funding Goal: $10,000