2014 was a particularly difficult and grim year for the people of Palestine. They witnessed a brutal Israeli offensive during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Countless innocent lives were lost, and many more were displaced from their homes. The basic infrastructure of Gaza was destroyed, and everything came to a standstill.
International calls for a ceasefire eventually came but by that time, the damage had been done. More than 2000 people had lost their lives in the conflict, including 513 children. The entire Gaza infrastructure was torn apart. Millions of residents had no access to water, electricity, food supplies or medical services; which contributed to even more fatalities. Visit www.muslimaid.org/campaigns/ongoing-campaigns/gaza-appeal page and make a difference to peoples lives today!
As the United Nations got to work, so did relief aid organisations like Muslim Aid. Muslim Aid has been assisting the people of Palestine for quite some time. They maintain an active presence in this region, however, the latest Gaza crisis demanded a lot of aid in a relatively short amount of time. This was a big challenge but as an international charity organisation with over 25 years in aid work, Muslimaid.org is no stranger to taking tough challenges made more difficult by surrounding circumstances.
Gaza Emergency Appeal
Gaza Emergency Appeal is Muslim Aid's campaign effort to provide economic stability to the people of Gaza. The latest devastation had left the entire region in tatters. Thousands of residents were struggling to live a normal life because they were not being provided with the necessary things they needed to get them through the day. The continuing lack of clean, drinking water was a major concern.
Addressing the lack of water issue was the first place where Muslim Aid started it's relief aid efforts. Working with different partners on the ground and other aid agencies such as Oxfam, over 5000 people in a small neighbourhood in Gaza were provided access to drinking water. A water pump station was also built to provide water access to an additional 8000 households. Providing education and counselling is also a form of aid. In this instance, the locals were taught the importance of health awareness and encouraged to do their part and lend a hand with things like solid waste collection and disposal.
Gaza is a very small but crowded city with a population of about 2 million people. The recent devastation has left many of them in serious need of medical attention, as well food and shelter. There is a lot of work to be done and this is where you can do your part. Muslim Aid would like to take this opportunity to urge readers and supporters to get involved in the Gaza Emergency Appeal Campaign. This is an opportunity to do some good and assist the people of Gaza. The Gaza Emergency Appeal campaign has been going on for many years with great success. We want to make sure it continues on that path and that the people of Palestine are provided for. Assist Muslim Aid in Gaza by making a donation to a good cause that makes a difference to people's lives. Browse through different campaigns today.