A Country In Distress.
Update from the Ground: April 15th, 2022
Israeli police have raided the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the holy month of Ramadan, again. More than 125 Palestinians were assaulted and injured by Israeli forces.
Every year the same coordinated violence is carried out against our brothers and sisters while they are praying in congregation. Last year we showed such force as we stood up with our brothers and sisters, sending them medical aid, food supplies, construction materials, and women’s hygiene kits.
We need your support again. Will you stand with them once more and show the world that we care?
Israel Attacks on Gaza
Israel struck targets in Gaza on Tuesday morning, no casualties reported. Tension is escalating, and we pray that the situation from last year does not repeat itself again. But, in the event that it does, we must be ready to support the people of Palestine, and Gaza.
Situations normally escalate from here, causing further damage to Palestinian lives, their homes, their businesses, and their mental health. Help us prepare to respond swiftly to the needs of the population in the West Bank, and the population in Gaza which also suffers from Israeli aggression during the month of Ramadan.
Your donations will help us prepare food packages in advance, extra medical supplies for hospitals like Al Shifa in Gaza, and hygiene kits for men and women who are unable to afford basic items to maintain dignity and cleanliness.
GIVE NOW AND SAVE LIVES!
How To Help?
Your donation can properly feed a family for an entire month
Provide lifesaving medical equipment and supplies to those in need
Provide resources for infrastructure and building repair to those in need
In any emergency situation, HCI follows these steps:
- Conduct a needs assessment which will determine the extent of the disaster, what the people affected need in the short and long term, and who exactly HCI can help.
- Begin the first phase of relief titled Emergency Relief, which is the provision of basic necessities, such as food and water, hygiene items, andtemporary/transitional shelter setups (e.g. tents). In this phase we also provide basic health assistance through the provision of medical supplies and/or medicine.
- Begin the second phase of relief titled Early Recovery, which involves (re)building of permanent housing and providing cash assistance so that families can return to their homes, and children can return to school.
- Begin the third phase of relief titled Community Development, which involves investing in restoring health systems, providing psychosocial support and trauma relief, and working with the community to rebuild infrastructure and social systems.
In general, HCI’s admin fee on an annual basis is 10-15%. In emergency crisis situations, we may declare 0% admin.
No we cannot do this. We also cannot accept a list of people to help. This is against CRA rules and regulations for how a charity should operate.
We first begin with our needs assessment and start phase one as quickly as possible. Funds are sent based on the reports we receive from the ground. Our intention is not to hold on to funds, but rather to make sure that before they are sent, there is a proper plan for distribution in place. For this reason, we cannot give an exact timeline, but we try to get the funds out as soon as possible.
We believe in working hand in hand with the local community. For this reason, we may often rely on the expertise of a local NGO to conduct the needs assessment, provide us with feedback, and carry out the distribution on our behalf. These are NGO’s that are well established and have a track record for implementing humanitarian aid projects.
HCI regularly publishes impact reports and provides them to the public. Also, donors to a specific campaign are sent these reports directly once they’re made available. You can visit humanconcern.org/reports for reports on Ramadan, Qurbani, Winter relief, and other emergencies.
Stats on Palestine
- 100 k$100,000 allocated to emergency response and on-going development in Gaza to move communities from crises to sustainabilitiy
- Nine 9 solarbased desalination units installed to provide clean drinking water to children in schools
- 15 k15,000 people benefited through community projects, relief packages, and medical care
In The Field
Human Concern International’s staff, volunteers, and partners actively take photos of their time and their work in the field with our beneficiaries as they receive food baskets, medical care, warm meals, and more. To see the latest photos from the field, follow us on Instagram and Facebook.
OUR STAFF COMMENTS
Our work in Palestine is on-going. We provide emergency relief to families whose homes have been destroyed, care for the orphans, and medical supplies to hospitals. There’s never a shortage of work to be done.