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10 things that the people of the Holy Land cannot do during Ramadan

May 24th, 2018|

For 70 years, Palestinians have seen their human rights be stripped away, and their right to safely practise their faith is one of them. We’ve listed ten things that many Palestinians are prevented from doing in Gaza, the West Bank and refugee camps across Lebanon and Jordan. 1.     Break their fast with a full meal One [...]

Go (dough)nuts for Palestine!

May 23rd, 2018|

Calling all those with a sweet tooth! Do you live in London or have family and friends there? If so, then why not treat them (or yourself) to some delicious doughnuts while raising urgent funds for Palestine! Place your orders by 3pm and we will deliver them to your door by the next working day [...]

The Nakba- how did it happen?

April 10th, 2018|

The Nakba (‘The Catastrophe’) in 1948 marked the beginning of seven decades of Palestinian displacement, poverty and trauma. Palestinians who fled in 1948, and their descendants, now number upwards of 5 million, with the Palestinian refugee crisis being the longest running refugee crisis in the world today. The Nakba was set in to motion more [...]

Nakba70: How refugeehood affects the most vulnerable

April 10th, 2018|

In 1948, over 750,000 Palestinian men, women and children were expelled from their homes and forced to live as refugees in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria. 70 years later, the Palestinian refugee population has grown to more than 5 million. Palestinian refugees are in urgent need. The worsening conditions on [...]

10 things you should know about the Nakba

April 4th, 2018|

This May will mark 70 years since the beginning of the Nakba- the mass displacement of more than 750,000 Palestinians from their homes. There are now more than 5 million registered Palestinian refugees struggling with poverty.  In the lead up to Nakba Day, we've listed  ten things everyone should know about about their ongoing displacement. [...]

Water poverty among Palestinian Bedouins

March 21st, 2018|

Palestinian Bedouin communities experience the worst levels of water poverty in the occupied Palestinian territories. Their lived experiences, however, can often go overlooked, making them one of the most vulnerable and marginalized groups in Palestinian society. Who are the Palestinian Bedouins? Bedouins (‘desert dwellers’) are nomadic people and herders who historically lived in the desert [...]

A water crisis in Lebanon’s Palestinian refugee camps

March 21st, 2018|

Lebanon began hosting Palestinian refugees following the Nakba (catastrophe) in 1948. Seventy years on, there are 12 refugee camps across the country now hosting up to half a million Palestinians. A lack of clean, safe drinking water is one of the biggest concerns facing Palestinians in the refugee camps- that’s half a million people without [...]

International Women’s Day 2018

March 7th, 2018|

International Women’s Day celebrates the acts of courage and determination made by women around the world, and the extraordinary role they have played in the history of their countries and communities. Palestinian women are uniquely impacted by the decades-long occupation, harsh restrictions on freedom of movement, mass displacement and frequent military incursions into the occupied Palestinian territories. Despite facing continued violence [...]

Gaza in a state of emergency: The latest fuel and electricity crisis leads to the closure of 16 clinics

February 6th, 2018|

Gaza is suffering a healthcare emergency. Imagine being forced to endure suffering and illness without of medication or anywhere to go to seek treatment to ensure your comfort and recovery. This is now the reality for thousands of people across Gaza, who in addition to their besiegement and the intolerable suffering it brings, are being [...]

The West Bank water crisis: 5 things you should know

January 29th, 2018|

The right to clean water and sanitation is a fundamental human right. As an occupying power, Israel is obligated under international law to ensure Palestinians’ basic need for water is met. Despite this, Palestinians are facing a water crisis of catastrophic proportions. Here are five things you need to know about the water crisis in [...]

Palestinians face another winter without basic healthcare

January 9th, 2018|

Thousands of Palestinians living with life-threatening and chronic health conditions are bracing themselves for yet another winter without access to the most basic healthcare. From cancer patients and the elderly to those with long-term disabilities, the lives of those in urgent need of treatment will be at even more risk as the winter months set [...]

Interpal’s Top Ten Moments in 2017

December 28th, 2017|

    Supporting families during Ramadan Your donations enabled us to support over 15,000 families during our Ramadan and Qurbani campaigns with much needed financial aid, staple food items, access to fresh clean drinking water, and much more.       Improving access to water for over 10,000 refugees With your help, we have delivered clean, safe drinking [...]

Violence and its effect on mental health among Palestinian youths

December 22nd, 2017|

Since 1948, conflict has been part of everyday life for Palestinians, with conditions worsening daily as the situation has escalated over decades. Most recently, with the announcement of the US Israeli embassy moving to Jerusalem, violence and unrest has escalated. The ongoing violence and its threat have a devastating effect on mental health-particularly among youth [...]