Food and Water for Gaza

$5,083 $19,917
Raised Remaining
Mar 6, 2009

Gaza Update Mid-February

Food Distribution
Food Distribution

When the fighting ends, the rebuilding begins. Since the ceasefire between Gaza and Israel was declared on January 18, 2009, CHF has continued to aid the citizens of Gaza with food, shelter and other basic necessities.

Date and energy bars, a staple for refugees, have been distributed to over 215,000 people. Food parcels, equally important to survival, have been distributed to around 150,000 people. These supplies provide for adequate nutrition and increase food security for the vulnerable, vastly improving quality of life.

As well as food, CHF has distributed plastic sheeting and tape to hospitals, schools, partner NGOs as well as public individuals. Over 900 rolls of plastic have been allocated to almost 400 hospitals and over 100 schools. Plastic sheeting is a staple of emergency response: it provides increased protection from the elements and allows the activities of these buildings to continue, albeit on a reduced scale. 670 rolls of tape have also been distributed, to permit the benefits of the sheeting to be effectively realized.

CHF is committed to helping the citizens of Gaza rebuild, but it will not happen overnight. These programs will continue in the long term to further assist in the reconstruction process.

CHF in the Palestinian Territories

CHF International is one of the largest implementing agencies in Gaza. Our current programs include a food for work program, implemented jointly with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), through which we provide food baskets of wheat flour, beans and oil in exchange for community service work. CHF International implements a USAID-funded local governance program, working with six municipalities to improve community services and basic infrastructure. CHF International also manages a microfinance program which provides housing and small business loans.

Since 1994, CHF has successfully managed 12 programs in the Palestinian Territories designed to support local democratic reform, infrastructure and emergency job creation, community services, and development finance. CHF’s diversity of programs is testament to the fact that we are a dynamic organization that is able to effectively meet a variety of changing needs. CHF is skilled in implementing programs that bring together a variety of partners and is recognized by multiple funding agencies, Palestinian community leaders, municipality officials, and NGOs for our ability to rapidly respond to needs on the ground and make tangible and lasting improvements.


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Erin Mote

Manager of Resource Development
Silver Spring, MD United States

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