Since early December 2015, the amount of gas entering Palestine has decreased by at least 50%
Struggling to pay fuels and basic living costs meant thousands of families, orphans and children were made homeless. They were left either living in temporary shelters, makeshift tents or camps. Moreover, in 2018, electricity became a nightmare for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip since Israel began reducing its electricity to 4 hours per day for over 2 million Gazans and this meant that Palestinians were no longer able to continue with their daily, mundane and substantial endeavours.
Hence, when winter begins, EAP begins with huge winter campaigns to help the Palestinians prepare for the harsh cold.
In fact, this winter 2018, we have already reached 700 families in the Gaza Strip during this winter’s campaign, and have been focusing on areas saturated with families and children with significant needs. Thus, the harsh conditions, aggravated by the winter season are only eased rather than worsened for them. We also covered 6 schools in Gaza by providing a school kit to each student in the schools.
As the expression goes, a picture speaks a thousand words. Likewise, Palestinians’ conditions are beyond words by now. Therefore, with little talk, and more action, we want to tell you about what we have been doing.
During this winter campaign, EAP has been busy distributing the following:
1) A complete winter kit including jackets, jumpers, scarfs, hats gloves and shoes
3) Chicken meat
Moreover, we have decided to include food in our distribution this year so that the support is as holistic as possible for the families of the children in need. One of the areas we focused on is Nahr Albarid – a refugee camp in the Gaza strip.
The suffering of these families is beyond our imagination and we therefore need to do everything we can to support them this winter.