With a population of over two million people on just over 140 square miles of land, Gaza is one of the most densely populated places on earth.

A decade of blockade along Gaza’s borders has stifled its economy. Many goods are banned from export and import, including farmers’ produce and vital medicines. As a result, poverty is rife in Gaza and its residents face a severe shortage of medicines and medical supplies.

Many hospitals lack modern medical supplies to treat Gaza’s sick. They face shortages of supplies like blood bags and common medications. The thousands of Palestinians who live with disabilities struggle with inaccessible facilities and inadequate care. Many in Gaza fall ill from water that is not potable and the poor sanitation that pervades communities without sewage networks. Basic life essentials like water and electricity are at a severe shortage. Power cuts occur daily. Faucets often run dry.

BY THE NUMBERS

The Situation in Gaza

41.2%

unemployment rate in Gaza – the highest in the world.

The 10-year blockade has stifled the economy.

60%

of Gaza's population is made up of refugees.

They were displaced from their original towns in 1948 and 1967.

3-4 hours

of electricity per day.

Some communities go days without any electricity at all.

What Happens When You Donate to Gaza

Despite these challenges, you can help people in Gaza lead dignified lives. With your support, ANERA has been able to alleviate some of the countless difficulties Gaza’s people face. We ship vital medicines, blood bags and equipment to its hospitals. We build and renovate facilities to treat its people living with disabilities. We install water and sewage networks so that streets are clean and dry, and homes have reliable access to water. Schools that have been damaged through war have been rebuilt and renovated. We’re building preschools and training teachers so that Gaza’s children get the education they deserve.

When you donate to Gaza, you’re helping ensure that ANERA can provide relief during emergencies. ANERA is one of the few Gaza aid and relief organizations that can consistently and reliably bring in much needed supplies, like medicine, food and clothes. To learn more about why, read our Gaza FAQs.

Five-year-old Zayna loves going to her grandmother’s house – especially now that it’s connected to a safe water network!

ANERA is one of the few Gaza aid and relief organizations that can consistently and reliably bring in much needed supplies, like medicine, food and clothes.

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