Support the YWCA of Palestine’s work with Palestinian refugees
Global Ministries shares the below letter from this coordinating group.
Since 1948, following the Nakba (the Catastrophe), the YWCA of Palestine has been striving to support Palestinian refugees through our centers in Jalazone refugee camp outside of Ramallah and Aqbet Jaber refugee camp in Jericho. However, we are challenged, now more than ever, to continue to serve the Palestinian people due to COVID-19, UNRWA funding cut backs, increased population in the camps, and the continued Israeli occupation.
In the film you will see Hamza, a sixteen-year-old child living in the Jalazone Refugee Camp. At birth, he was deprived of oxygen causing him to be limited to a wheelchair. His disability has prevented him from living his childhood as any other kid in the camp. Due to their financial situation, Hamza’s family is unable to meet his special needs and cope with his disability.
Hamza’s story is one of many stories that shed light on the suffering of Palestinian refugees in camps. Much like in any other refugee camp, life in Jalazone has become unbearable. Refugees struggle to meet their everyday needs and live a life of marginalization and exclusion. As the Israeli occupation continues its systematic policies of forced displacement, many more Palestinians are becoming refugees. COVID-19 has exacerbated the dire humanitarian and socio-economic situation in the camps. We are also hoping to provide food, medical supplies, and hygiene kits for refugees.
Your donation, no matter how small, will help continue to change lives!
Here are some examples of how you can give to the people in the camps through Global Ministries of the United Church of Christ and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the YWCA of Palestine.
- A gift of $15 could provide a hygiene kit for one family through the YWCA of Palestine
- A gift of $50 could provide a food kit for one month for a family through the YWCA of Palestine
- A gift of $100 could provide medical supplies for a client through the YWCA of Palestine
- A gift of $1,000 could provide critical medical equipment for a client through the YWCA of Palestine.
The links take you to the Global Ministries Donation page, please ensure the YWCA of Palestine in the Project/Partner field is listed. Information on how to make your gift by check in the mail or by phone is included also on this donation page. You can donate also through PayPal or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to give directly through your IRA or retirement account.