Help Waseem and his family survive the Gaza war

Fundraising campaign by Tingting Yang
  • US$1,545.00
    raised of $3,000.00 goal goal
51% Funded
26 Donors
Raised offline: $1,175.00
Total: $2,720.00
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Hi, I am helping Waseem Al-zaq and his family raise funds for daily living for 1-2 months. Waseem, a filial teenager, has been displaced to Rafah with his family of 6. Very early in the war, their neighborhood (Shuja'iyya) was targeted, and they escaped to Khan Younis. They later found out that their apartment was destroyed.

The family stayed in Khan Younis for 2.5 months. However, Khan Younis came under heavy fighting and the Al-zaq family had to flee Khan Younis amid the ground fighting and explosions. They reached Rafah in January 2024 and has been there ever since. They are now living in makeshift tents with their relatives.

Waseem, 15, is the oldest child, and is trying to help his parents. He found my social media account by chance and reached out to me. He has four younger siblings: Youssef (13), who is hearing-impaired and speech-impaired, Nada (10), Nour (8), and Muhammad (4). His father, the sole breadwinner, has been out of work since October 2023, when the war started. The family is seeking some donations to help them get food, water and other essential items, including improvements to the tents, which leak water when it rains. Nights are cold, especially for the younger children, and they need blankets too.

Waseem has a newborn cousin and he is also trying to get milk and diapers for the baby.

There are still markets selling these items, but the prices are extremely high due to shortages. The aid that gets into Rafah is insufficient for all the displaced people there. Most of the displaced people go hungry throughout the day.

Your kind donations will help Waseem and his family obtain food, clean water, and essential items to survive and live in dignity. It is also a sign of support that means alot to the family. At this time, when too many people are ignoring the suffering in Gaza, your donations help the family stay hopeful that people outside of Gaza care for them.

All donations will be channeled to the family. Waseem also wants to help other displaced families, and will use the funds to help their relatives and other displaced people in Rafah.

Thank you very much for your time and your generosity.

For Singapore-based donors, PayNow/PayLah is also accepted. Please use the button on this page to send me a message, or contact me via @olivetreesandtea (Instagram).

Note: I may have included photos of Waseem's relatives in addition to his immediate family because of the nature of the photographs. If you have any questions on that, or anything at all, please reach out and I will be happy to clarify.

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Donors

  • Guest
  • Donated on Apr 17, 2024
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  • The Secret Door Fion
  • Donated on Apr 16, 2024
$50.00
  • Seri Mulligan
  • Donated on Apr 06, 2024
$50.00
Apr 21

Increased target amount by $500 to $3000 as the family still needs help

Update posted by Tingting Yang at 03:00 pm
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Dear donors, I have increased the target amount from $2,500 to $3,000. This is because the war is dragging on and the family still needs assistance. I have sent out practically all the funds to Waseem's family, and video updates are on Instagram (@olivetreesandtea). There are no more funds left,

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Apr 05

Second payout sent to Waseem on 23 March 2024

Update posted by Tingting Yang at 03:09 pm

Hi everyone, sincere apologies for delayed updates. I was preparing fora trip so I wasn't able to update in time before I leave. There will be a string of updates over the next few days - here and on my IG page (@olivetreesandtea). Before I left the country, I sent. . . . .

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Mar 23

Waseem's family bought milk powder for Baby Khaled

Update posted by Tingting Yang at 01:38 am
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Waseem updated recently that they bought milk powder for baby Khaled, one of their relatives' newborn child. Price fluctuates on a daily basis, but milk is one of the most expensive items on the market right now. Thanks to your donation, this little one was able to get milk. Please

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Mar 15

Waseem helped out his relatives in Deir Al-Balah

Update posted by Tingting Yang at 03:23 pm
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Waseem's family visited their displaced relatives in Dier Al-Balah (for more information, see https://assets.gogetfunding.com/help-mahmoud/), and channeled some funds to help their relatives get food for Ramadan. That is Muhammad and Tala (his cousin) in the photo. Waseem's family has returned to Rafah. They have gotten their own tent and have

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Mar 11

Get more updates from Instagram!

Update posted by Tingting Yang at 12:56 pm
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Hi donors, I have decided to utilize Instagram to provide more updates, such as videos. Please visit @duskell and see highlights titled "Waseem's updates". The family is grateful for the donations, just in time for Ramadan.

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Mar 09

Donation update - offline donation amount added and USD $1000 transferred to the family

Update posted by Tingting Yang at 03:03 am
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Hi donors, I have included offline donations amounting to around USD$960 to the campaign. Right now, we have USD$1,780. We are more than halfway towards our goal! I hope you can assist to share the fundraiser with your friends and family so that we can hit the target soon. I. . . . .

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Mar 06

They had lentils today + belated "Thank you" email

Update posted by Tingting Yang at 03:11 pm
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I was updated that they managed to get lentils today. That is Muhammad and Nour in the picture. Muhammad also got a haircut. :)Also, this message was belatedly added to the campaign, my sincere apologies: "Dear donor,On behalf of Waseem and the Al-zaq family, I thank you for your time. . . . .

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Donors & Comments

26 donors
  • Guest
  • Donated on Apr 17, 2024
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  • The Secret Door Fion
  • Donated on Apr 16, 2024
$50.00
  • Seri Mulligan
  • Donated on Apr 06, 2024
$50.00
$50.00
  • Sobikun Nahar
  • Donated on Mar 25, 2024
$50.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 23, 2024
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  • Kirsten Hoon
  • Donated on Mar 16, 2024
  • Thank you Ting for this.

$100.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Mar 16, 2024
$28.00
  • Roslinda Rahim
  • Donated on Mar 14, 2024
  • From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free Insya Allah. May Allah always protect our brothers n sistas in Palestine..

$112.00
  • Guest
  • Donated on Mar 13, 2024
$30.00
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Raised offline: $1,175.00
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