Here at Interpal we are dedicated to adding value and relieving the hardships faced by thousands of Palestinians on a daily basis.
Below is an outline of the projects which we carry out.
Palestine is facing a water crisis resulting from the wars and ongoing conflict. Every day families are forced to drink highly contaminated water or buy clean water supplied by private tankers: a choice that most Palestinians cannot afford to make. The water supplies in Gaza contain contaminants including high levels of nitrates which pose serious health risks to babies and children in particular (World Bank Report, April 2009).
Last year alone, Interpal was able to provide over 100,000 Palestinians access to clean water. Many families now have access to water tanks in their homes, mosques, schools, and hospitals.
Over 49% of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have been classified as living in deep poverty. This means that they struggle to meet their basic nutritional needs (UNRWA Report 2007).
This means that they struggle to meet their basic nutritional needs (UNRWA Report 2007).
The unemployment rate in Gaza has hit 45%, as reported by the UN in June 2011, while others cite figures as high as 80%.
Everyday Palestinians throughout the region are struggling to survive.
Over the years, your donations have enabled Interpal to provide thousands of needy Palestinians with food parcels packed full of essential products for an entire month.
Interpal has offered Hot meals to the poorest communities, and donated gifts and entertainment to needy children and orphans.
Locally sourced products are used in all our Feed the Fasting packages, so we support local farmers and producers in the process, whilst boosting the desperate economy.
Here at Interpal we aim to break the cycle of poverty by enabling thousands of children to be able to attend school, a luxury to them but a basic necessity of life to us.
Interpal provide the most needy with school uniforms, by funding teachers to teach new subjects, building new medical labs for students to further their education and through helping with fees.
Through our efforts we hope to empower the children on Palestine towards a brighter future.
In the Occupied Territories, over 40% of the Palestinian population are classified as poor, whilst 16% cannot afford the minimum required calorie intake. 15% of the population are malnourished: a rate that is rapidly increasing.(World Bank Report, April 2009).
With unemployment rates chronically high and freedom of movement severely restricted for most Palestinians, the ability to meet the minimal needs for survival is severely compromised.
Last year, gifts were distributed to the many needy children and orphans supported through Interpal. You brought smiles to thousands of faces across Gaza, The West Bank and in refugee camps in Jordan and Lebanon. Thousands of families received monthly sponsorship, enabling them to meet their on-going basic needs.
Palestinians across the occupied territories and the refugee camps of Lebanon and Jordan are facing an immense humanitarian crisis. Poverty, ongoing violence, lack of essential equipment and restrictions on movement have had a negative impact on healthcare and thus endangered Palestinian life and their right to suitable healthcare.
Poverty and high unemployment has meant that many Palestinians in all our areas of operation cannot afford basic healthcare and essential treatment.
Basic adequate services such as sanitation and clean water access, as well as major health and safety accidents and hygiene issues continue to undermine health for the most disadvantaged.
Interpal has helped provide humanitarian relief to Palestinians across the Territories and surrounding countries since our founding in 1994. Without the aid humanitarian organisations like Interpal provide to Palestinians, safe access to medical treatment and healthcare would be out of their reach.