Supporting Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Gaza


Cash assistance and other support to children and their families in Gaza.


In an atmosphere described as descending into a “trajectory of de-development” by the United Nations Country team in the occupied Palestinian territories, the situation in Gaza continues to decline. Fourteen years of blockade has caused restricted trade and economic stagnation that has resulted in a 52 per cent unemployment rate among Palestine refugees. With more than 1.1 million refugees (out of 1.42 million refugees registered with UNRWA) now classified as abject or absolute poor – most of them subsisting on less than US$ 1.74 per person per day – hopelessness and despair have become widespread. 

In this fragile environment, orphaned children and children living with disabilities are more prone to neglect, abuse and long-term psychosocial issues and often suffer limited access to medical treatments and educational opportunities. The situation for these families has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, with hundreds of refugee families now reporting increased need due to lack of access to work opportunities during the government-imposed lockdown.

Donation Details and Impact

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  • $75 can give 1 child new clothes and school supplies
    • 2,900 children will receive restricted-use cash so that they can buy needed clothing and school supplies
  • $440 can train 1 youth or 1 caregiver in a vocational skill
    • 100 youth and caregivers will receive vocational training, which will allow them to earn an income and support their families
  • $920 can provide cash assistance to 1 orphan/vulnerable child and their family for a year
    • 2,900 children will receive cash assistance to support their families in purchasing what they need
    • Families will receive support through social interventions and awareness-raising sessions that focus on challenges to their wellbeing. This component includes assessing the needs of each family and working with selected beneficiaries on issues ranging from domestic abuse, educational challenges, economic hardship, medical needs, psychosocial issues and shelter needs

What You Receive

  • Tier 1 Donation Amount: $1 – $999
  • Tier 2 Donation Amount: $1,000 – $9,999
    • Everything from Previous Tier
    • Project Report- Provided bi-annually to Tier 2 donors.  Example here.
    • Case Study(optional)-  Depending upon the conditions in the field including the safety of field offices and participants, testimonials may be collected from the field periodically and combined with field data to create case studies.  Some examples of case studies are below:
  • Tier 3 Donation Amount: $10,000+
    • Everything from Previous Tiers
    • Personal communication from Fund Development team
    • Webinar with Programs staff on achievements of the project

Recent Activity

From The Field


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GOAL $2902635

Total Project Value: $2,902,635

Project Completion:

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