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Interpal Annual Review 2016/17

October 11th, 2017|

2016/2017 has been a very busy time for us. Your support has made a difference to the lives of thousands of Palestinian refugees in Gaza, the West Bank, Lebanon and Jordan. Thanks to your help, we’ve delivered financial aid, food aid, emergency relief and much needed medical equipment. You’ve enabled us to support students, improve [...]

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 [...]

All you need to know about Qurbani

August 15th, 2017|

What is Qurbani? Do I have to do it and why? Find out answers to the common Qurbani related questions below. Learn more about Interpal's Qurbani 2017 programme here. Gift your Qurbani to Palestine >> click on the questions below for the answers What is Qurbani? Qurbani means sacrifice. Every year during the Islamic month [...]

Win an exclusive Eid hamper!

August 14th, 2017|

Enter our free prize draw to win one of five bespoke Eid hampers by Mubarak London, the Muslim-friendly luxury hamper brand. Our exclusive Eid hampers contain: Cheese Wafers Mixed Nut Brittle Barfia Indian Sweets Cranberry and Raisin Toast Sarah Bunton Salted Caramel Bar Premium Box of English Breakfast Tea A Pack of Crystallised Sugar Swizzle [...]

International Youth Day 2017-Youth Building Peace

August 11th, 2017|

12th August marks International Youth Day, of which the theme this year is ‘Youth Building Peace’. The day is dedicated to celebrating young people’s contributions to conflict prevention and transformation as well as inclusion, social justice, and sustainable peace.   Since the adoption of Security Council Resolution 2250 in 2015, there is an increased understanding that youth [...]

Interpal Qurbani: How it works

August 10th, 2017|

Eid Al Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, is celebrated during the twelfth month of the Islamic calendar, also known as Dhul Hijjah.  It is enjoined upon every Muslim who has the financial means to commemorate the action (of sacrifice) that Prophet Ibrahim (as) was prepared to carry out in the name of Allah (swt). This [...]

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 2017

August 9th, 2017|

Each year, 9th August marks International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples-the theme of which this year is the celebration of its tenth year anniversary of observation. Indigenous peoples are at the forefront of struggles against oppression, corporate greed and climate change. Throughout history and across continents, indigenous peoples have been displaced, ethnically cleansed, and [...]