Uninhabitable: how the siege on Gaza is devastating lives

June 12, 2020

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The 13-year siege on the Gaza Strip has devastated the economy, it has caused the near collapse of the health sector and forced Palestinians into a life of poverty and deprivation. Eight years ago, the UN reported that by this year, the coastal enclave would become officially ‘uninhabitable’. We have seen on the ground for ourselves that the Gaza Strip became uninhabitable a long time ago- more than 95% of Gaza’s drinking water supply is unfit for human consumption and more than 80% of the population still rely on humanitarian aid to survive.

Life for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip continues to deteriorate. Struggling to survive in what has become known as the world’s only “open-air prison”, families are in urgent need of support. No family should be forced to choose between life’s basic necessities- access to food, clean water and medical care are human rights.

iF Charity works on the ground in the Gaza Strip to provide vital humanitarian aid, while working with local communities to help build resilience and financial independence. While the siege continues to devastate lives, iF Charity is providing a vital lifeline of support to some of the most vulnerable families across Gaza. To find out more about how you can help, please give us a call now on 020 8961 4585.

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