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Nadiah's Birthday Fundraiser for Humanitarian Aid in Gaza

by Nadiah Mshasha

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To My Dear Friends and Family,

I am so blessed and thankful to soon be celebrating another birthday with  freedom, liberty, dignity, safety and peace. My only birthday wish is to help those in Gaza who do not have these privileges by fundraising for UNWRA during my birthday month. I understand that many of you have already donated to many other worthy causes, but the humanitarian crisis in Gaza has been ravaging for a decade and is at an all time high after the most recent military attacks.  No donation is too small and if you prefer not to donate, please at least read my message and learn more about the  wonderful work that UNWRA does. 

....."The recent Israeli military operation in Gaza damaged 17 hospitals and clinics in Gaza, wrecked its only coronavirus test laboratory, sent fetid wastewater into its streets and broke water pipes serving at least 800,000 people, setting off a humanitarian crisis that is touching nearly every civilian in the crowded enclave of about two million people.

Sewage systems inside Gaza have been destroyed. A desalination plant that helped provide fresh water to 250,000 people in the territory is offline. Dozens of schools have been damaged or closed, forcing some 600,000 students to miss classes. Some 72,000 Gazans have been forced to flee their homes. And at least 213 Palestinians have been killed, including dozens of children.

The level of destruction and loss of life in Gaza has underlined the humanitarian challenge in the enclave, already suffering under the weight of an indefinite blockade by Israel and Egypt even before the latest conflict." New York Times, 5/20/2021

This adds yet another layer of conflict and distress preceded by a decade of socioeconomic anorexia due to land, sea and air blocades leaving 80 per cent of the population dependent on international assistance. The economy and its capacity to create jobs have been devastated.
The number of Palestine refugees relying on UNRWA for food assistance has increased from fewer than 80,000 in 2000 to almost one million today. Access to clean water and electricity remains at crisis level and impacts nearly every aspect of life in Gaza. 

UNRWA is the only UN agency dedicated to supporting Palestine refugees, and that’s why I have started this fundraising. Will you join me?

Your donation will allow UNRWA to continue to provide lifesaving services to Palestine refugees. From emergency cash and food assistance to education and healthcare, UNRWA is transforming the lives of Palestine refugee children and their families every day.
Please donate to my campaign, anything you can give is a huge help. 

Here's a link to a story about an alum of the UNWRA system, Loay Elbasyouni, a NASA engineer part of the team who launched the first helicopter to Mars, he's amazing!

http://www.unrwausa.org/voices-of-unrwa/2021/5/14/when-mars-is-easier-to-get-to-than-the-gaza-strip

With gratitude,
Nadiah 

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07/09/2021

$ 10

07/09/2021

$ 800

06/24/2021

$ 150

There nothing more important than supporting our people

06/23/2021

Chris Cummins

$ 100

Happy Birthday Nadiah! This is such a worthy cause and my heart breaks for these people.

06/23/2021

Saori oreilly

$ 71

Nadiah, thank you for the opportunity

06/23/2021

Jennifer Bennett

$ 50

06/22/2021

$ 50

06/22/2021

Yasmin Braun

$ 100

Thank you for honoring your birthday to such a worthy endeavor my friend!

06/15/2021

Houda Rahim

$ 225

06/10/2021

fidaa zayed

$ 100

Love you Gasa with all my heart !!!!
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Established by the UN General Assembly in 1949, our mission is to assist Palestine refugees in achieving their full potential until a just and lasting solution to the refugee crisis is found. The Agency provides services to Palestine refugees in Gaza, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and the West Bank (including East Jerusalem).

 

Over the past seven decades, Palestine refugees have experienced extremes in violence, suffering and injustice. As a result, they are confronted with daunting human development and protection challenges, which stand to arrest their significant potential. Humanitarian conditions across much of the UNRWA areas of operation are grave, exacerbated by protracted conflict and the lack of political progress. Read more about our mission and achievments.

 

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