More than 8 million Palestinian people have benefited from various relief and development projects and social welfare services implemented by Qatar Charity (QC) in the Gaza Strip during the last 10 years (2008-2018) to meet their basic needs amidst the ongoing humanitarian crisis and high rates of poverty and unemployment.
These projects and services have been a top priority for Qatar Charity, as they, directly and indirectly, benefited 800,000 individuals and families annually.
QC’s Office in Gaza
October 12, 2018 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada
Canada is committed to providing humanitarian assistance and responding to the needs of the poorest and most vulnerable. Palestinian refugees endure high levels of poverty, unemployment and food insecurity. By helping to meet their humanitarian needs, Canada also contributes to stability in the region.
Voices from the field
Mervat Suboh is an MSF psychologist working in Hebron, Palestine. She's part of the mental health programme that MSF has run in the West Bank since 1996.
I have worked as a psychologist for MSF in Hebron, in Palestine, since 2011. I provide psychological support and psychotherapy to victims of violence. The people I work with have suffered from violent events, like home incursions, injuries, or having a family member killed in the violence related to the occupation.
Voices from the Field, 10 October 2018
Raed is a 43 year-old father of six children living in the Beit Ummar neighbourhood of Hebron. He was shot in the hip by Israeli soldiers during clashes following the funeral of a Palestinian boy who was killed by Israeli forces. Raed is now unable to provide for his family and shows signs of depression.
It was my cousin’s funeral and I was one of pallbearers. The funeral itself was at a mosque. After prayers, I was one of the people who carried the casket down the street.
10 TRAUMA STABILISATION POINTS
245 ESSENTIAL DRUGS IMMEDIATELY NEEDED
253 ESSENTIAL DISPOSABLES IMMEDIATELY NEEDED
The latest figures provided by the Ministry of Health (MoH) indicate that during the demonstrations between 23rd September and 6th October, 14 Palestinians including four children were killed and 1,434 were injured by the Israeli forces.
Three aircrafts carrying 1.8 ton of humanitarian aid that will be sent to the Gaza Strip by land through the Rafah border crossing landed on Monday evening in the east of Cairo.
This humanitarian aid is sent upon the high instructions of HM King Mohammed VI in order to be delivered to the Palestinian people.
The reception of this aid was supervised by Morocco's ambassador to Egypt, Ahmad Tazi, who is also the Kingdom's permanent representative to the Arab League.
The oPt Humanitarian Fund launched an $8.3 million allocation for the implementation of some critical but unfunded HRP projects, the majority in the Gaza Strip.
Less than 60 per cent of applications for exit permit by patients seeking treatment outside Gaza were approved by the Israeli authorities in the first half of 2018.
Qatar Charity (QC) has initiated the implementation of three emergency projects in the Gaza
Strip to provide adequate medical care to tens of thousands of wounded and patients and support the health sector of the region, which is under siege.
The first project involves providing the substances for hepatitis A virus testing to blood bank laboratories in the Gaza Strip. This aimed at ensuring that the donated blood units are safe and free of the virus.
On 28 September, violence in Gaza led to the death of seven Palestinians including two children, one of whom was an UNRWA student. This latest death brings to 13 the total number of UNRWA students who have been killed since 30 March 2018 in the context of the so-called “Great March of Return” demonstrations near the fence separating Israel and the Gaza Strip. Many other children enrolled in UNRWA schools have been wounded in the demonstrations.
October 7th, 2018 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS) has taken part in a fundraising campaign supervised by the Regulatory Authority for Charitable Activities (RACA) to mobilize national and international support for Gaza.
Under the theme of "Gaza Deserves to Live", the drive is aimed at pushing forward the development and reconstruction of Gaza, whose 2 million population live in a severe calamity amid blockade and closure of border crossings for 10 years now.
UNRWA expresses its concern about recent statements made by the Mayor of Jerusalem on its operations and installations in East-Jerusalem.
UNRWA conducts humanitarian operations in conformity with the UN Charter, bilateral and multilateral agreements that continue in force, and relevant General Assembly resolutions.
By: Ra’ed Al Nims
The peaceful March of Return protests started at the end of March 2018 along Gaza’s borders with Israel, triggering a heavy Israeli military response against unarmed civilians and causing much suffering. This extremely tense situation has forced PRCS to maintain high readiness levels in order to intervene at all times and to assist the wounded.
Devoting the last four years to helping the sick and injured in Gaza, Sister Bridget Tighe tells of the devastation she witnesses on a daily basis.
Growing up in the small town of Ballindoon in County Sligo, I spent my childhood surrounded by beautiful coastlines and sandy beaches. When you first arrive in Gaza, it too seems just as beautiful - with miles upon miles of blue Mediterranean sea, lovely buildings, hotels and shops full of food.
Children of Gaza
New York, 27 September 2018
Today, the European Commission proposed additional support for UNRWA to allow the agency to keep providing access to education for 500,000 Palestine refugee children, primary health care for more than 3.5 million patients and assistance to over 250,000 vulnerable Palestine refugees.
Tuesday 25 September 2018, Jerusalem - The Italian Government has generously granted 500,000 Euros to continue supporting and empowering Young Palestinians to have access to sexual and reproductive health services and rights (SRHR).
September 23rd, 2018 ― Doha: In a big ceremony in the Gaza Strip, the new Department of Cardiology at the Nasser Medical Complex was reopened, following a renovation project funded by Qatar Red Crescent Society (QRCS).
The ceremony was attended by government officials, decision-makers, representatives of QRCS's representation office in Gaza, and media reporters.
Gaza/Madrid, 17 de septiembre de 2018.- Las delegaciones internacionales de Médicos del Mundo que trabajan en Palestina están preocupadas por la falta de soluciones sostenibles que respondieron al último llamamiento internacional para que los fondos de emergencia cubran las necesidades críticas de combustible del sector de la salud en Gaza.