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A Message from UNRWA: Give Hope to the People of Gaza this Eid

Posted by uscsjp on July 17, 2015

Give hope to the people of Gaza this Eid

On the blessed occasion of Eid, allow me to wish those of you celebrating a very happy Eid after a month-long fasting in Ramadan. In this time of joy and compassion, help restore hope for the people of Gaza. One year on, they continue to suffer the devastating effects of the summer 2014 conflict. 120,000 people are still homeless and will be celebrating Eid in the rubble of their homes. Please watch this moving video which tells of their struggle to rebuild their lives.


You can make a difference in the lives of refugees in Gaza and give hope by donating:

•          US$ 30 gives counselling to a traumatised child

•          US$ 40 feeds a refugee two meals for a week

•          US$ 149 provides a family with mattresses, blankets and a sleeping mat

•          US$ 1080 feeds a family for a whole month

My warmest thanks and greetings to you and your family.


Acting Chief of Partnerships


UNRWA is a United Nations agency established by the General Assembly in 1949 and is mandated to provide assistance and protection to a population of some 5 million registered Palestine refugees. Its mission is to help Palestine refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, West Bank and the Gaza Strip to achieve their full potential in human development, pending a just solution to their plight. UNRWA’s services encompass education, health care, relief and social services, camp infrastructure and improvement, and microfinance.

Financial support to UNRWA has not kept pace with an increased demand for services caused by growing numbers of registered refugees, expanding need, and deepening poverty. As a result, the Agency’s General Fund (GF), supporting UNRWA’s core activities and 97 per cent reliant on voluntary contributions, has begun each year with a large projected deficit. Currently the deficit stands at US$ 100 million.


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