October

“I hope that the next winter will bring us warmth and I will not see any of my younger brothers feel cold,” says Muhammad, 12, who lives in Gaza in a house with a makeshift roof.
“I hope that the next winter will bring us warmth and I will not see any of my younger brothers feel cold,” says Muhammad, 12, who lives in Gaza in a house with a makeshift roof.

DISASTER

Winter rains add misery to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

IMPACT

Thousands of families are at risk, living in cold, leaking homes without adequate heating.

RESPONSE

Islamic Relief repairs and improves 150 homes and gives families warm blankets, winter clothing and mattresses.

“We don’t have heating and rely on a wood fire to keep warm. It is not safe because I have small children and elderly parents who can inhale the bad fumes. But what can we do? How can we get warm when the rain soaks us?”

Every year Abu Ali dreads the first winter rains in Gaza, where many families live in damaged homes. The local economy is close to collapse after years of blockade and conflict. Poverty and suffering are deepening, and humanitarian funding this year is critically short, but this year we help over 393,000 vulnerable Gazans.

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