Al-Nakba- the longest running refugee crisis
April 24, 2020
Over 72 years ago, 750,000 Palestinian men, women and children were expelled from or fled their homes following the partition of historic Palestine. Hundreds of Palestinian towns and villages were emptied and their populations devastated. This tragedy is known as the ‘Nakba’ by Palestinians, and heralded decades of displacement, conflict, and persecution.
Today, there are more than 5 million Palestinian refugees registered with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, 1.3 million of whom live in the besieged Gaza Strip. The Gaza Strip is one of the most densely populated areas in the world and has been under siege for over 13 years, crippling the economy and leaving more than 80% of the population reliant on humanitarian aid for survival.
iF Charity’s Relief Programme supports families affected by refugeehood in Gaza through the provision of food aid, shelter, financial support and emergency aid.
The Coronavirus Crisis will cause further instability and uncertainty in Gaza this Ramadan. Your support can go a long way to helping vulnerable refugee families in urgent need. To donate, please click here.