COVID-19 uniquely threatens Palestinians in Gaza. 2 million people in Gaza cannot isolate themselves safely - there is simply no place - and no one can leave the area. Moreover, Israel only supplied 200 COVID-19 tests to about 2 million people. It is a disaster awaited.
Gaza is still COVID-19 at present, with the exception of two quarantine cases at the Rafah crossing. But after 14 years of embargo, war and bombings by Israel, Palestinians in Gaza face an acute shortage of medical resources and personnel. Health officials warn that if the virus enters Gaza, containment and treatment under the Israeli blockade will be nearly impossible.
"Gaza is undoubtedly the most livable place," says Middle East correspondent Olaf Queens. The United Nations also warned this years ago, that by 2020, Gaza will become inoperable, it is 2020, and the situation has worsened.
The news that two people were infected with the Corona virus had terrified the Gaza Strip. “It looks like the end of the world,” a woman says to the island. I was so scared for my kids and banned them out. Doctors are very concerned: “This epidemic will be a major challenge, if it is the largest and most powerful country in the world fighting because of it, how will you resist it in Gaza?”
In a human touch, our team spent the past days working around the clock to build basic hygiene and food kits.
While we focus on preventing the spread of Covid-19, we must do our best for the most vulnerable. Within days of launching our campaign, we received incoming calls and emails from distressed individuals in search of support, including single mothers and low-income families who suddenly face few or no means to secure basic necessities.
While the task seems daunting at times, we are determined to do our part to make a difference, and we are blessed with the ability to do so.
Please support me and my team by helping cover the cost of hygiene and food items, and providing financial support to those in need. Each donation is truly appreciated and appreciated and will help us a lot to do more.
You can support this effort now by donating to:
$ 50 - Personal Hygiene Kit
$ 70 - Family Hygiene Kit
$ 100 - Financial support for low-income families
Our society has the right to that, and now it is time to gather and find ways to support and protect each other.
It is more important now than ever before that we not only think about ourselves but about the most vulnerable among us and around the world.