12 years of blockade on Gaza means that virtually no exports are allowed. There's widespread darkness with power only recently available for 12hrs/day, rolling blackouts. With no exports, few imports, and no means of production, jobs have plummeted resulting in 55% unemployment, and > 72% unemployment for young people under 30. The unemployment means few can buy local, causing more layoffs... this is economic collapse that the World Bank and the UN warned about. Families need a way to hold on.
A huge problem- but to paraphrase Nabeel Hamdi, "To do something BIG, start small and start where it counts." Help us begin, child by child, family by family. Each week, our NGO partners will work with a family to deliver nutritional food, solar lights, and rehabilitate their barely-livable homes. Our team will provide goats, chickens to families who can raise animals, plant gardens, and give stipends to employers for 3-month job-training to offer men & women a way to learn as they work for pay.
Your support will make a huge difference to the family who grows healthier because you care, and donate. It will matter too to all the caregivers who provide the families with assistance, giving everyone hope. We'll be featuring their stories, week by week, and their stories may shine a light on the problems they face and inspire policy change - in our experience, it is exactly when we've started small- where it counts- that we've found a way to resolve intractable problems. Please give now.
Humanitarian situation in Gaza Strip - UNOCHA