Giving Tuesday: Provide Therapy for Kids in Gaza
In the face of the most catastrophic destruction and humanitarian crisis to date in Gaza, children are paying the heaviest price. This Giving Tuesday, YOU can help heal their trauma and distress, bringing them hope and smiles.
🎈$20 can provide group therapy for one child
Your gift will give them the tools, fun activities, and knowledge to heal through psychosocial support. This lays a strong foundation for a child's mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being and social and cultural connectedness.
Every contribution today, big or small, goes a long way in providing essential aid. Your generosity will touch lives and offer a glimmer of hope in these dark times.
Help us reach our goal of therapy for 5,000 kids today!
What does therapy and psychosocial support include?
Nearly half of Gaza’s population are children, with over 450,000 currently displaced and left without a home. Nearly 18,000 Palestinian children have been orphaned and no longer have the emotional or financial support to survive, let alone thrive.
Through therapy and psychosocial support, they can strengthen their resilience and recover from trauma and hardship. It can also help children create or strengthen bonds with their family, friends and community.
Arts and crafts
Drama and puppet performances
Singing, musical instruments, and dance classes
Awareness campaigns and seminars
What is Giving Tuesday?
Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people to transform their communities and the world. Every year, we dedicate our Giving Tuesday Campaign to Palestine, and this year is no different.
Where is my donation going?
Donations made to our Group Therapy for Kids in Gaza fund are directly going towards:
Our Palestine Emergency Appeal to support current psychosocial activities in Gaza as part of our emergency relief efforts.
Future psychosocial, recovery and long-term development projects for children in Gaza.
Does Islamic Relief have experience providing psychosocial support?
Yes. Islamic Relief has incorporated psychosocial support into most of our emergency responses this past year, alongside regularly prioritizing it as part of our long-term development projects. We are currently working with local partners in Gaza.
Islamic Relief has provided psychosocial support to over 21,181 children to date from October 7, 2023 onwards.
What support is Islamic Relief currently providing in Gaza?
Our team on the ground is providing aid and distributing supplies on a daily basis.
We work alongside the Ministry of Health, UN humanitarian organizations, and local partners: Beit Lahia Development Association, Gaza Culture and Development Group, Unlimited Friends Association for Social Development, and Bayader for Environment and Development Association.
As of mid-November, our team has so far distributed:
⛑️ 2.2 million medical supply items
📦 9,773 food packs
💵 4,245 food vouchers
🥬 Fresh produce to 19,603 households
🍴385,997 ready-to-eat meals + ready-to-eat items to 999 families
🛏️ 9,647 blankets and mattresses
💧16,404 people received clean water
🧼 27,104 hygiene kits + items to 18 shelters
🎈21,181 children received psychosocial support
Islamic Relief’s Presence in Palestine
Islamic Relief has been working in Palestine since 1997. Our work in Gaza is focused on both emergency relief and development support, ensuring sustainable long-term programs that are transformative for the communities involved.
Some of our key projects over the past few years have included:
Distributing emergency food packs and facilitating access to clean drinking water
Creating sustainable livelihood opportunities for 755 farmer families by planting olive trees and providing essential tools for cultivation and irrigation
Empowering orphans and vulnerable children through education and STEM
Enrolling children in recreational therapy and psychosocial services
Long after the cameras leave, we are still on the ground, rebuilding communities and helping them recover from tragedy. The future is left in Allah’s (SWT) hands, and we hold faith that you will be able to reap the blessings of your efforts and intentions.
Let us share the khair from the blessings Allah has bestowed upon us.
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