Palestinian territory, encompassing the Gaza Strip and West Bank, including East Jerusalem, has been illegally occupied by Israel since 1967. An institutionalized regime of systematic racial oppression through a two-tiered legal and political system provides comprehensive rights for Jewish Israeli settlers while imposing military rule and control on Palestinians without any basic protections or rights under international law. The Israeli government has also engaged in regular inhumane acts, including extrajudicial killings, torture, denial of fundamental human rights, arbitrary detention, and collective punishment.
Years of conflict and the ongoing blockade have left 80% of the population dependent on humanitarian assistance to survive. Families are battling for survival in a struggling economy, with unemployment reaching more than 24% and leaving more than one million people out of work. In addition, 95% of the population has no access to clean water, putting their livelihoods and the health of their local communities at risk. The ongoing power shortage affects essential services like health, water, and sanitation, intensifying the dire circumstances even further.
Islamic Relief has been working in Palestine since 1997, providing life-saving emergency aid and crucial nutritional, educational and psychosocial support to families in Palestine. Yet, this is only possible with your ongoing support.
Our teams are providing emergency medical assistance, bedding, food vouchers and other essential aid to displaced families and those in need. A donation of R 1100 can feed a family in need for a month.
We are calling for international aid to support, and rebuild damaged infrastructure, strengthen health and electricity networks and provide psychosocial support to the people suffering in Palestine. Your donations guarantee the upliftment of people who face uncertain futures and growing needs.
With your help, we can rebuild and save Palestine.
Islamic Relief began working in the Occupied Palestinian Territories in 1997. Since then, we have:
Your generous donations can make a life-saving impact – Help Palestine and Donate Now.
Families purchasing food at a supermarket in Gaza using food vouchers provided by Islamic Relief.
Islamic Relief has been present in Palestine since 1997, providing vital emergency aid and long-term developmental relief such as restoring homes, schools, and medical facilities. Through your contribution, we have supported and assisted Palestinians with crucial nutritional support, created access to quality education and provided psychosocial support to those suffering from post-traumatic experiences. A third of the people in Palestine live below the poverty line. With your donations, we continue to provide life-saving aid and create opportunities for self-sustainability and self-reliance.
Our ongoing projects include food distribution, medical relief, orphan sponsorship, the establishment of educational centres, care programs for traumatised children and a school for the deaf.
We can only achieve this through your support.
Donate now and give hope to the people of Palestine.