Help me get my friend and his family out of Gaza

Fundraising campaign by Maram Mikkawi
  • €35.00
    raised of €45,000.00 goal goal
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Hello everyone, this is Maram Mikkawi, and I’m making this campaign on behalf of my friend and his family who are living in Gaza. My friend has been struggling, as has everyone else, since October of 2023. After losing hope for a ceasefire, Alaa made the difficult decision to leave their home in Gaza and evacuate to Egypt alongside his family.

Alaa was able to write his story from his point of view, and here it is:

“Hello, I am Alaa Abu Nada, a young Palestinian man living in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, and I am 30 years old. I am the oldest sibling in a family of 10; some of my siblings are studying in school and university, while others are my business partners. The war destroyed all of our dreams. There is no education, no work, and no treatment, even for my sick father. Most of the schools and universities in Gaza were bombed.

I had a shop that I worked in for my family. I worked hard at it and was building it all my life, but it was also destroyed by the occupation's missiles.

I remember starting from scratch more than once. I spent my childhood and youth in wars and escalation, and every time, I had to start over.

The first was when the occupation demolished our house in 2003, and we lived in harsh conditions at that time. We were displaced and moved more than once from one place to another.

But this war is the worst one. It’s very difficult and has left us with no place to go and no future to build. We have been experiencing great suffering since the seventh of October, with continuous bombing, the destruction of 70% of buildings, facilities, and infrastructure, shortages of food and drinking water, lack of fuel, power outages, and the siege. We struggle daily to provide or find basic materials.

The markets are almost empty except for a minimal number of canned goods at high prices.

Not to mention the spread of diseases and pollution caused by the displacement of more than 1.5 million people to the city of Rafah, whose area does not exceed 150 square kilometers.

Therefore, I need your help and support to facilitate the safe exit of me and my family through the Rafah crossing to establish my business and start again to practice my trade work and have an alternative source of income for me and my family.

Expenses for a family of 10

We are asking for $50,000 for 10 people; the cost of permission to leave Gaza and to join the request list at the border is $5,000 per person.

This money will allow me and my family to leave Gaza safely and get to Egypt.

It is not reasonable, after all this, for me to stand idly by and wait for my turn to die before achieving my ambitions and life plans. Time is very important, as the danger is increasing day by day and is getting closer amid threats to invade Rafah, which is already the last resort for the people living in the Gaza Strip.”

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Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 07, 2024
€25.00
  • Israa Ali
  • Donated on Mar 07, 2024
€10.00

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2 donors
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 07, 2024
€25.00
  • Israa Ali
  • Donated on Mar 07, 2024
€10.00

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