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Interpal steps in to help desperate father in Gaza after emotional appeal for help

A father-of-five from the besieged Gaza Strip recently appeared on Al-Quds TV making an emotional appeal for food and shelter in return for one of his kidneys. The distraught 35-year-old, named Ramadan Attar, lives in a derelict house with no furniture, and earns $3 a day from selling mint, which…

Butterfly Bullets and Hospital Beds: Meeting injured Palestinians in Turkey

Since March 30, thousands of Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip have been demonstrating along the border fence against seven decades of forced displacement and the continued Israeli-imposed blockade that has devastated lives for more than ten years. Since the protests began, more than 140 Palestinians have been killed and…

Remembering the 2014 assault on Gaza

8 July marked 4 years since Israel launched one of its deadliest assaults on the occupied Gaza Strip, known as “Operation Protective Edge”. Over 2,200 Palestinians were killed and 11,200 were injured. 500,000 people were displaced at the time leaving over 350,000 children needing psychological support. This crisis was the…

#ActForChildren | No place to call home

An estimated 24,000 Palestinian homes have been destroyed by Israel since 1967, severely impacting Palestinian children’s sense of security, normality and psychological well-being. The 2014 assault on Gaza resulted in the partial destruction and damage of around 120,000 homes. Over 18,000 homes were seriously damaged or destroyed. The impact of a losing…

#ActForChildren | The right to an education

During the 2014 conflict in Gaza, known as “Operation Protective Edge”, 232 schools were damaged and 29 schools were totally destroyed. On top of the incomprehensible trauma this causes for children, it also limits their access to quality learning environments as they try to rebuild their lives in the aftermath of conflict. Compounded by…