In Palestine, almost 2 million people are in need of humanitarian aid because of their vulnerability to conflict, displacement, and lack of access to services and livelihood opportunities. In July 2014, this situation deteriorated further as Gaza experienced devastating violence.
Even now, the population still has not recovered. Blockades, forced demolitions and appropriation of homes continues. The cost of living in Palestine means families cannot buy food. Economic restrictions prevent them from producing their own.
27 per cent of Palestinians are food insecure and 75% of people in Gaza depend on aid to survive. In Gaza 95 per cent of the water is unfit for human consumption, this causes severe health complications for the entire population.Support Our Sustainable Livelihoods Projects
WHAT WE'VE ACHIEVED TOGETHER
We have been working in Palestine for over 20 years, delivering humanitarian and sustainable development projects.
In 2014, we provided flood relief to over 5,000 people, food and medical aid to almost 100,000 people and winter supplies to 100 families. Through our livelihoods projects we assisted 450 farmers to grow olive tree plantations and gave boats and fishing equipment to 100 fishermen. We also provided clean water to 60,000 people, improved access to education for 5,000 children and the number of children who received psycho-social support reached 10,000.
In 2015, Human Appeal we provided 650,000 displaced Palestinians with food, shelter, medical care and education. We provided medical equipment and supplies to benefit 68,850 patients and helped establish a children’s ward at the Kamal Edwan Hospital. We also supported the renovation of universities in Gaza, and provided 64 schools with clean water and continued our livelihood projects with farmers and fishermen.
In 2016, Human Appeal provided 10,000 people with safe lighting, supported 1,120 vulnerable people through our family sponsorship programme. We gave 896 families food vouchers and protected over 27,600 people in Gaza and the West Bank from harsh weather during winter. Our water projects ensured health centres and hospitals had access to clean water, benefiting over 100,000 people. Last year, we also began training people with disabilities in vocational skills to improve their employment opportunities. We have so far trained 85 people with plans to expand this project further.Sponsor a Family in Gaza for a Year
In 2017, many of our previous projects continued, including our livelihoods projects as well as food aid distributions.