Palestine / Gaza
Gaza, which is under ambargo and siege for a long while, is the world’s largest open-air prison. Two-million Palestinians deprived of their rights to travel freely are struggling to survive in the city encircled by high security walls. The basic necessities of human life such as access to hospitals, food, medications, accommodation, education and electricity is seldom possible in the city due to recurrent Israeli attacks.
IHH’s Gaza activities are coordinated through IHH Gaza office set up in 2009. The Gaza office is in charge of developing projects that will meet the need of Gazans. The Office facilitates relief aid and healthcare while providing regular education to over 2000 Palestinians through 3 education centers affiliated to the office.
- What does IHH Gaza Office do?
IHH Gaza Office was set up in 2009 following the Israeli attacks on Gaza as it it called Operation Cast Lead that left over thousand casualties, in order to coordinate the relief efforts on site. 37 staff and 60 volunteers are working at the office which provides relief aid, psychological support, vocational training, education and orphan-care activities. The head of the office is Mr. Mehmet Kaya who traveled to Gaza for relief operations following the attacks in 2009.
Latest news about Palestine/Gaza
Recent Evacuations from El-Waer
25.04.20171441 civilians are evacuated from el-Waer, Hums to Zogharah refugee camp located in Jarablus. IHH teams, who welcomed the evacuees at El Bab, handed out emergency aid kits to them.
Two-Story Containers Are Ready for Syrians
24.04.2017The units in Öncüpınar container city that is realized by IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation in collaboration with AFAD and Kuwaiti charity organization IICO were delivered to Syrian needy families following the opening ceremony.
1,518 Trucks of Aid Supplies Dispatched to Syria in Three Months
17.04.2017IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation dispatched 1,518 truckloads of aid supplies to Syria in just three months in collaboration with non-governmental organizations from Turkey and other parts of the world.