Dompet Dhuafa Humanitarian Aid to Palestine

Gaza City continues to experience consecutive attacks, instilling fear and confusion among Palestinian residents. Innocent children have become victims, subjected to forced arrests and bombings while asleep in their homes.

Since the attack began on October 7, 2023, Dompet Dhuafa has successfully delivered 250 food packages, providing enough sustenance for 1,000 individuals in Gaza. On November 1, 2023, the second aid shipment consisting of children’s blankets, adult blankets, and sleeping mats was delivered. However, capacity limitations still restricted the aid’s scope, and the specifics are as follows: 1000 mats, 640 adult blankets, and 1000 children’s blankets.

Sadly, the number of casualties continues to increase daily, with 9,400 deaths as of November 5, 2023, including 4,000 children but on that same day, Dompet Dhuafa successfully distributed ready-to-eat food supplies to refugees in Beit Hanoun.

According to UNRWA, the average Gaza resident survives on only two pieces of bread per day, and often they must go without because of the limited food supply. Not only residential areas but also hospitals, schools, mosques, and bakeries in Gaza were bombed, causing many bakeries to go bankrupt or be destroyed. As a result, food stocks, particularly bread, were limited, and the residents had to compete for it, standing in long queues for hours.

Dompet Dhuafa Humanitarian Aid to Palestine

In response to the dire situation, on November 12, 2023, Dompet Dhuafa collaborated with local partners in Gaza to establish a communal kitchen for the Palestinian people. The communal kitchen operated for one month, producing 1,000 servings of ready-to-eat food per day, which were distributed to refugee locations in Palestine to provide adequate nutrition for survivors, especially children, women, and the elderly.

Gaza has been under continuous attack for over two months, resulting in a humanitarian disaster for our brothers and sisters in Palestine, especially women. Over 17,000 people have died in Gaza since the October 7, 2023 attack, and 70% of them were women and children.

Now, the women in Gaza are forced to consume menstrual suppression pills due to the lack of clean water, poor sanitation facilities, and the scarcity of menstrual products such as pads or tampons. Those who are still surviving are at risk of various issues such as food, health, clean water, and sanitation. Women and girls are also facing other problems such as menstrual hygiene.

This issue can lead to health problems, particularly reproductive health, which can exacerbate the situation. Menstrual hygiene in women is often overlooked, particularly when living in difficult displacement conditions with limited access to necessities.

Dompet Dhuafa Humanitarian Aid to Palestine

In response to the needs of our sisters in Gaza, on December 8, 2023, Dompet Dhuafa, through local partners, slowly distributed humanitarian aid in the form of Women’s Hygiene Kits to women in Gaza. The package includes prayer equipment, personal hygiene equipment, pads, and other essential items distributed to areas around Jabalia, North Gaza.

The situation in Gaza is heartbreaking, and the attacks have caused immense suffering and devastation to the people. The continuous attacks have resulted in the loss of innocent lives, including children, and have left many homeless and hungry.

The aid provided by Dompet Dhuafa has been beneficial, but more help is still needed to alleviate the suffering of the people. It is essential to continue providing aid and support to the people in Gaza who are facing unimaginable difficulties. Every effort counts, and it is through the collective effort of people that we can make a difference and bring hope to those in need.

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By donating you can help provide critical supplies like food, water, and medical care to our brothers and sisters in Palestine. Every little bit helps, so please consider making a donation today. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of those affected by this crisis.