Families struggling to survive on bread and tuna
Limited as our diet is, my family is lucky to have this food. Many families who are seeking shelter in United Nations schools only receive a loaf of bread and a can of tuna which must last 2 people all day. They walk 2-3 kilometres to collect 20 litres of water, and wait for 2 hours for the chance to buy bread.
Some are day labourers – construction workers, electricians, farm labourers, and drivers – who can no longer afford to buy food staples, since the price of everything has shot up as supplies dwindle. They are losing hope, and need immediate assistance. Charities like Islamic Relief do their best, but the needs here are enormous and growing every day.
What they need – what all families in Palestine need – is an immediate ceasefire and an end to this nightmare of suffering.
Islamic Relief is on the ground in Gaza, serving as a lifeline to ordinary families suffering in this crisis. Support our work: give generously to our Palestine Emergency Appeal now.
*This blog is anonymised to protect the safety and security of our colleague.
Editor’s note: This blog was submitted amid a fast-changing situation on the ground, which has since continued to deteriorate. This information was correct as of the afternoon of Thursday 2 November.