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An update from Gaza on Palestine Day

Today, on Palestine Day, Dana, Interpal’s Communications Assistant in our Gaza Field Office, provides us with an update of their work in the field, all thanks to your donations. International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is observed to focus the world’s attention on Palestinians’ lack of some of…

5 things you should know about the Balfour Declaration

The Balfour Declaration was a statement in the form of a letter from the British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Lord Walter Rothschild, a leading figure in the British Zionist community, written on 2 November 1917. The letter made it clear that the British government backed the establishment of a ‘national…

Life on hold: living with a disability in Gaza

Palestinian children and young adults with disabilities face barriers to movement, education, healthcare and employment, increasing their vulnerability and their isolation from society as a whole. While families and communities play an important role in tackling the barriers they face, high levels of poverty brought on by the ongoing occupation…

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Building resilience in Gaza

Ongoing violence, poverty and restrictions on movement in the occupied Palestinian territories are having a devastating impact on the mental health of Palestinians. A United Nations report published in September 2014, estimated that 400,000 people were in need of urgent physical and psychological support in Gaza, following Israel’s ‘Operation Protective…

In pictures: wheelchairs for people with disabilities in Gaza

The siege on Gaza has left more than half of the population in poverty. People with disabilities can be the worst affected, with many unable to afford basic essentials, including wheelchairs. This is why we continue to deliver wheelchairs to hundreds of individuals across Gaza every year. Check out these…