Humanitarian work on the ground in Palestine involves working on the front lines in some of the hardest hit areas of conflict in the West Bank and in Gaza.
The Palestinians doing this work are helping those of greatest need and those with the least in Palestine are the ones who give the most to those who have less than themselves, and they do so with pride and dignity. They give of their time, resources, energy and more, and continue to do so even when the needs are so insurmountable.
I have the honor of knowing such amazing young Palestinians that are nothing less than heroes. They and their teams work selflessly, tirelessly to advocate for support and to ensure that support is helping the people in need directly.
Palestinian people are so compassionate, giving, full of hope and dignity. They possess an inner strength and drive to help others, to find ways and solutions to help others. Ever resilient and most resourceful, the differences that these young humanitarians make will forever change the lives of those they help, and they are setting positive examples for others to follow.
I would like to introduce you to these amazing Palestinians and tell you more about the work they do on the front lines; who work hard to make a difference in the lives of their people and build a better future for their country.
Iyad Abu Hawella, a freelance journalist and a recent University graduate in English Literature and Education (right) and As’sad Abu Hewella (left), are brothers living in Gaza who strive to bring a brighter tomorrow into the lives of the children and families in Gaza. Iyad and As’sad receive private sponsor donations for families and children living in some of the most inhumane conditions, displaced by war and ongoing conflict.
This is life under Occupation for Gazans. These families barely have shelter and the shelter they have does little to protect them from the elements of weather and damaged infrastructure. Not to mention the thousands of un-exploded IOF ordinances that are buried under rubble posing additional risk to the families living in and around the refugee displacement camps.
Mohammed Mghari is another amazing social activist and humanitarian. His group Humanity for Gaza strives to also help as many Gazans as possible, and like many others is dependent upon private donations and sponsorship.
Mohammed has put together a team of people who work to reach as many families as they possibly can, with necessities of life for the most impoverished. The children in this photo were a group Mohammed’s team was able to help with winter coats and clothing.
Another amazing and resilient young Gazan who has decided to take control of the harsh uncertainty of life in Gaza with an unemployment rate of 50%, and start a collective of young, skilled, educated Gazans who are ready and eager to work without boarders, taking work online, in the areas of Data Entry, Web development, Apps Development and programming, Translation, Researching and other business needs. If you have this kind of work available and want to help these young people to support themselves and their families, please contact me and I will put you in contact with Emad.
Anees Mansour is the Executive Director of the Hope and Peace Foundation for Children in Gaza, which is a NGO foundation. Anees has immense energy and passion for the children and youth of Gaza. He tirelessly works on the social and cultural development and support for children and youth. Hope and Peace Foundation provide a safe place for children to find creative and supportive outlets to help them cope with life living in a conflict zone and strive for a brighter tomorrow. The Hope and Peace Foundation is run by generous donations and support. If you would like to know more about helping the Hope and Peace Foundation, you can contact Anees through this link- Hope and Peace Foundation Gaza, Palestine
Said Shoaib is a humanitarian activist in Gaza. I have followed Said’s work for some time and I am deeply moved by what he continues to strive for in helping others, especially those living in the refugee-displacement camps.
Said has an inner strength and resilience, and has overcome incredible personal challenges and works toward a better future. He is a recent University graduate with a degree in Technological Management and currently working as an Editorial Manager for the Palestine Observer news agency in Gaza.
If you would like more information on how you can help these ongoing humanitarian efforts, please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org .