|Life in Gaza under the blockade
8 out of 10 Gazans depend on foreign aid to survive.
The World Food Program says Gaza requires a minimum of 400 trucks a day to meet basic nutritional needs, far more than the current average.
Items not allowed to enter Gaza range from coriander to steel girders.
Clothes that were held in the port of Ashdod for over a year were released into Gaza but arrived covered with mold and mildew, unusable.
95% of Gaza's water fails WHO standards leaving thousands of newborns at risk of poisoning.
Anemia for children under the age of 5 is estimated at 48%.
75 million liters of untreated sewage are pumped into Mediterranean Sea every day — because piping and spare parts not permitted.
During the 2009 bombing:
More than 120,000 jobs were lost as Gaza's industrial zone was destroyed... 15,000 homes and apartments were damaged or destroyed... 1/3 of all schools were destroyed.
None of these can be rebuilt, because construction supplies are kept out by the blockade. Simple survival is extremely difficult — recovery is impossible.
In the face of this suffering, compassion should not be controversial. Sign the Humanitarian Pledge — and share it with your friends and family.
|Sign the Humanitarian Pledge
I believe that feeding a hungry child is not a political statement—it is an act of compassion.
I believe that providing a safe place for children to learn and grow does not undermine peace—it helps build a brighter future.
I believe that easing a mother's suffering, caused by war and poverty, should not be controversial—it is our shared responsibility.