International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
November 29, 2021
Gaza has been under siege for over 13 years and in that time as seen four large scale bombardments. It has been just over 6 months that Gaza faced a brutal assault that has further damaged its infrastructure, left people without homes and killed entire families.
It is currently coping with the Covid 19 Pandemic in a situation of economic stagnation, overcrowding, lack of water and electricity and medical shortages.
Now more than ever, the Palestinian people need to be heard, understood and they need our solidarity and action.
Today marks the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. This UN day exists because in 2003 in the aftermath of the Second Intifada and ongoing repression, member states wanted to recognise the struggles and human rights of Palestinian people.
The Gaza Strip is part of the occupied Palestinian territories and the ongoing humanitarian crisis is only deepening. Most of Gaza is under the age of 30, and half of the population are children. The lives of a million children are marred by poverty, ongoing trauma and limited opportunities.
Gaza is also facing an environmental crisis and is an issue anyone concerned with environmental justice should care about.
On this day, like every day, iF Charity remains committed to supporting the most vulnerable people in Gaza through vital humanitarian aid. On Solidarity Day, we are grateful to our team in Gaza and our beneficiaries for trusting us and we hope we can continue to serve the Palestinian people as long as they need us.