Poverty Rate hits 60% in Gaza strip and the unemployment rate in Gaza during 2015 stood at 41% on average, the highest in the world
Youth unemployment exceeded 60% (PCBS): Unemployment in Gaza has been consistently high over the past two years, and the Strip is considered as having one of the highest joblessness rates in the world, as also confirmed by the World Bank.
More than 20,000 units need to be rebuilt due to the 2014 aggression on Gaza, and also there is need to build 70,000 new units to meet the demands of population increase in Gaza Strip.
In 2012 I saw many families live in miserable and bad healthy condition, so called “home” cannot protect them from cold during winter or heat during summer
Around 2400 families were livings in so called “home”, we began to appeal and we request help to sponsorship and cover this need
We faced lot of Obstacles
Huge needs and the absence of priorities
The lack of donation
The lack of media coverage for this issue
Many donors prefer to work on the relief sector and the projects with bigger numbers of beneficiaries
Local NGOS accept everything and never tried to change the interest of donors
We tried our best through the following
Highlight the problem in media even we produced a film about the poor houses and the need to rehabilitate it.
We implemented social campaigns to introduce the problem to the society
We contacted donors and tried to convince them about the importunacy of this issue
We talked in Televisions and newspaper about this issue
We achieved the following
We rehabilitated 400 units and built 20 units.
Many international organizations funded poor houses rehabilitation projects through many NGOS
Many local NGOS finally spoke about this issue and doing great job to end it
Never give up, just do what you believe in and everything will comes and everyone will follow
Needs very huge but you have to concentrate on what will benefit people more
Donors can change their minds, but you have to convince them with evidences and impacts.