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For Palestinian children in Gaza and the West Bank, violence is a daily backdrop. The violence has claimed the lives of thousands of Palestinians, and injured tens of thousands more – many of them children. Homes, farmland and businesses are regularily destroyed by bulldozers and tanks.

Curfews and heavy restrictions on movement make it extremely difficult for Palestinians to work. Over two thirds of the population survive on less than $2 a day in a country where the cost of living is as high as some parts of Europe.

An alarming number of children are acutely malnourished, and thousands are traumatised by the ongoing violence. It is all too common for a child to lose their parents in the conflict, or to be shot and permanently disabled.

» Country Statistics «
Official Name: Occupied Palestinian Territory
Capital: - Undetermined -
Population: 2.46 m. [West Bank] | 1.42 m. [Gaza Strip]
Population Projection: 3.71% per annum
Languages: Arabic, Hebrew and English
Life Expectancy: 73 yrs [West Bank] | 72 yrs [Gaza Strip]
Infant Mortality: 19.15/1,000 [West Bank] | 22.4/1,000 [Gaza Strip]
Literacy Rate: Male - 91.9% | Female - 87.4%
Gross National Product: US$ $1,100 per capita [West Bank] | US$ 600 per capita [Gaza]

Islamic Relief in Palestine

Islamic Relief Palestine was established in 1998 and has carried out many development and emergency projects. The Palestine Field Office consists of the Development Projects Department, Emergency Projects Department, Family Sponsorship Project and Orphans Program. The office continues to implement projects in Gaza and the West Bank, serving the most vulnerable sectors of society including children, women and the elderly.

Orphans' Programme

The Orphans Welfare Programme is the largest project run by Islamic Relief Palestine, sponsoring more than 4,000 orphans in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. The majority of orphans live in the Gaza Strip.

Sponsored orphans also benefit from other regular projects such as annual orphans summer camps, annual complete health check-ups and school stationary and bags distribution.

Click here to sponsor orphan Donate to Orphans' General Fund