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After Balfour: the legacy of British policy in Palestine

November 2nd, 2017|

The UK government is preparing to celebrate the centenary of the Balfour Declaration with “pride” today. For Palestinians, however, the Balfour Declaration left a lasting and brutal legacy on Palestine, paving the way for decades of violence, mass displacement and occupation. The Balfour Declaration was a statement in the form of a letter from the [...]

5 things you should know about the Balfour Declaration

October 24th, 2017|

The Balfour Declaration was a statement in the form of a letter from the British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Lord Walter Rothschild, a leading figure in the British Zionist community, written on 2 November 1917. The letter made it clear that the British government backed the establishment of a ‘national home for the Jewish [...]

International Day of Peace

September 21st, 2017|

Today marks International Day of Peace, which is observed to strengthen the ideals of peace around the world, and this year, the respect, safety and dignity for everyone forced to flee their homes in search of a better life. Last year, a record 65.6 million people worldwide were forcibly displaced from their homes as a [...]

Remembering the Sabra & Shatila massacre

September 20th, 2017|

"Sabra and Shatila Massacres" 1982-83, by Dia Al-Azzawi Saturday 16th September 2017 marked the 35th anniversary of the Sabra and Shatila massacre, when hundreds of members of the Phalange party (a Lebanese Christian militia), under the approving eye of Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon, entered Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in Beirut. Over 3,000 Palestinian [...]

Living in fear: the struggles facing pregnant women in Gaza

September 19th, 2017|

The wellbeing of expectant mothers is an important indicator of the overall health of a population: good maternal health reflects a well-functioning healthcare system which is central to the needs of society. While navigating a whole range of life-changing emotions, from feelings of joy and anticipation to overwhelming anxiety, strong support systems are crucial to [...]

Providing a lifeline for Palestinian children living with disabilities

September 19th, 2017|

Palestinian refugee camps across the occupied territories, Jordan and Lebanon sadly do not have the capacity or infrastructure to accommodate the challenges facing people living with disabilities, with many of our beneficiaries left feeling isolated and insecure. Palestinian children with physical difficulties or developmental issues are especially vulnerable and face barriers to movement, education, healthcare [...]

Surviving kidney failure under siege: the story of six-year-old Odai

September 19th, 2017|

Patients diagnosed with kidney failure in Gaza face uncertain futures. The ten year siege restricts the import of medical supplies, so regular treatment, that is crucial to the survival of patients, is almost always impossible to receive. Hospitals are at breaking point, and the chances of receiving transplant surgery quickly enough are low for many [...]

Medical supplies in Gaza are at critically low levels- here’s how you can help

September 13th, 2017|

Palestinians in Gaza are in desperate need of basic but lifesaving medical aid. More than a third of all essential medicines and medical disposables are currently at zero stock levels- that’s less than one month’s supply available for patients across all hospitals and healthcare clinics in the Gaza Strip. More than half of medications used [...]

In Pictures: Eid Al Adha in Lebanon

August 30th, 2017|

We’d like to thank you for your support throughout our Eid Al Adha Campaign 2017. Thanks to your donations, we we’ve been delivering food and financial aid to over 8,000 families throughout the month. More than 700 children also attended special Eid al-Adha Fun days across Lebanon and Gaza thanks to your kindness and generosity. Check out these [...]

In Pictures: Eid Al Adha in Gaza

August 30th, 2017|

We'd like to thank you for your support throughout our Eid Al Adha Campaign 2017. Thanks to your donations, we we've been delivering food and financial aid to over 8,000 families throughout the month. More than 700 children also attended special Eid al-Adha Fun days across Lebanon and Gaza thanks to your kindness and generosity. Check out these [...]

World Humanitarian Day 2017 – Palestinians are #NotATarget

August 19th, 2017|

Each year we mark 19th August as World Humanitarian Day to pay tribute to humanitarian workers who risk-and often lose-their lives in service of others, as well as to garner support for those affected by crises taking place around the world. This year the focus is conflicts and the effects they have on the lives [...]