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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.

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