Open The Borders

Israel declared statehood amid this violence and ethnic cleansing. Palestinians were forced out of their cities, town and villages, 400 of which were utterly destroyed. 4 million acres of land was stolen. The protestors who were shot dead and maimed in Gaza recently are a product of this injustice.

80% of the 2 million Palestinians in Gaza are refugees and their descendants from 1948 as well as from Israel’s invasion and occupation of what was left of historic Palestine in 1967. They live in a 25-mile long piece of land. It is known as the biggest prison in the world.

Innocent victims

Young people in Gaza have been the innocent victims of three wars since 2009 and many have experienced acute trauma. The ongoing Israeli blockade, dense overcrowding, a shattered infrastructure and high unemployment means that many lack any real hope for the future.

A young man from Gaza with burns to his face and neck.Toddlers waitng to see a doctor at a health centre in Gaza City.A bombed out car on the outskirts of Gaza City.Two young boys playing in the street in Gaza City.

 
Open The Borders
Under blockade since 2007, 1.8m people live in Gaza – a besieged strip of land where there have been three wars in 6 years, where 50% of the population are children, where unemployment runs at 40% and where 80% of the population are dependent on humanitarian aid to survive.

Please watch our short film — 'Open The Borders'

Money raised from this appeal will go to our partners NECC and Al Ahli Hospital’s psychosocial work which supports children and young people, helping them to address their trauma and despair, to help them channel their anger in constructive activities that promote life, while still calling for an end to the blockade.  

Gaza facts:

  • 1.8 million people have endured 3 wars in 6 years
  • the Gaza Strip has been under siege by land, sea and air blockade since 2007
  • 11,000 houses in the Gaza Strip were completely destroyed in the 2014 conflict
  • to date, only 10% have been rebuilt
  • 75,000 people remain displaced
  • unemployment stands at over 40% – the highest in the world
  • 80% of Palestinians in Gaza depend on humanitarian aid to survive
  • 250 schools were damaged or destroyed in 2014
  • half of Gaza’s population are children many of whom have lived their entire lives under almost 10 years of blockade.

Please give what you can.
Thank you. 

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