Over the past 12 years, more than 20,000 walkers across the UK have come together for the Gaza Winter Walks, braving the cold to raise over £1 million for various projects in Gaza.
You have helped establish the Psychological Rehabilitation Programme, which help thousands of children suffering from trauma, anxiety and other mental health problems. With your support, we were able to rebuild the Al-Durrah Hospital, when destroyed by conflict, as well as build large-scale water purification systems to combat water shortages in Gaza. Through partnerships with UNRWA, we have been able to provide ante-natal and post-natal care and equipment to 132,000 Palestinian refugee women.
These are just a few of the many incredible ways you and many others have supported the people of Gaza through our annual Gaza Winter Walks.
As a result of the 2014 conflict and on-going violence, thousands of homes were severely damaged, if not destroyed, leaving refugee families to live in hazardous, overcrowded and structurally unsafe conditions.
Dysfunctional roofs, inadequate ventilation, broken windows and walls is the current state of many of the homes, that have left families exposed and unprotected during the harsh winter seasons. During the winter period, heavy rain and floods severely affect shelters and neighbourhoods in Gaza, especially with thousands of shelters already prone to water leakages due to damages in their homes.
Through your support this Gaza Winter Walk, we will ensure refugee families in Gaza receive the support they desperately need, to repair their damaged homes and provide them a promising chance of recovery.
Established in 1993, Muslim Hands is an aid agency and NGO helping those affected by poverty, conflict and natural disaster in over 20 countries worldwide.