If you are a 6-year-old in #Gaza, you have already lived through 3 separate wars. Nearly 1 in 2 children in Gaza suffer psychological distress
One of the nine countries of Rotary District 2452 is Palestine, where the people of Gaza, especially its children and civilians were the most inflicted. The UN says at least 2,104 Palestinian died, including 1,462 civilians, of whom 495 were children and 253 women. Around 11,000 people were injured (many badly damaged, lost limbs, permanent health damages, traumas, etc. .), and up to ten per cent of them with long-term or permanent impairments. Some half a million people were displaced at the height of hostilities, and approximately 108,000 were made homeless. Around 13 per cent of the housing stock was damaged, including up to 20,000 homes totally destroyed or rendered uninhabitable.
Rotarians of District 2452 are appealing to all peace lovers to support, initially by donating to this fundraising organized by Rotarians of our District. There are many organizations doing good in working for relief, and we chose donations from this fundraising to be directly provided to the Palestine Children's Relief Fund (PCRF) which is heavily involved in easing the pains in Gaza. PCRF is a non-political, non-profit organization dedicated to healing the wounds of war, occupation and poverty for children in the Middle East, regardless of their nationality, religion, race or gender.
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Now that ceasefire is implemented, and as Rotarians look for service projects in the six areas of focus, none will be more suitable than sponsoring one in Gaza. Note that as a result to this continuing disastrous situation, Gaza today is susceptible to a health disaster and spread of diseases; Water is scarce and sanitation is in shambles, with hospital wards are overcrowded; Health services are suffering and certainly mothers and children are the most to suffer. Many schools (public and UN sponsored) were directly hit, damaging many facilities, which rendered them difficult if not impossible to use in the coming academic year, and this will spread the illiteracy rate in the area. The complete damage of infrastructures and “tsunami-like” in many zones and areas rendered businesses and economy to collapse. And alas, certainly Peace is not in sight and the conflict goes on and hatred grows.
These are the areas were Rotarians excel in addressing, all the Areas of Focus, so we appeal to interested individuals, Clubs and NGOs to send their pledges to support projects and Global Grants when formalized to Rotary.District2452.4Gaza@gmail.com no matter how little, no matter how symbolic, we can prove as proud members of Rotary, we can make a difference.
About Rotary District 2452
Comprises of nine countries, in Europe, Africa, and Asia, made up of 77 clubs of 2327 Rotarians.
Serving communities for many years, with thousands of Humanitarian and Educational projects.
Clubs of District 2452 as they stand in 2014-15 are 77 clubs, Armenia 4, Bahrain 3, Cyprus 19, Georgia 2, Jordan 11, Lebanon 26, Palestine 4, Sudan 1, UAE 6, 1 e-Club.
The PCRF is a legally-registered non-political, non-profit, 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization established in 1991 by concerned people to address the medical and humanitarian needs of Palestinian and Arab youths in the Middle East. We have provided thousands of children life-saving care based on their need, not on religion, gender, nationality or sect.
The main objective of the PCRF is to identify and treat every child in the Middle East in need of specialized surgery not available to them locally. We locate, sponsor and run international, volunteer medical missions to the Middle East, in additional to locating free medical care abroad for children who cannot be adequately treated in the Middle East. The PCRF is the main organization regularly sending injured and sick Arab children to North and South America, the Middle East and Europe for free care that is not available to them there. Since 1991 over 1,000 children have been abroad for millions of dollars of donated care, and over 10,000 have had complex surgery by our visiting medical missions to the region. The PCRF has been awarded the top 4-star rating by Charity Navigator for fiscal management, while being able to treat more kids than any other charity in the Middle East.
|Members Of Rotary Club Of Amman, Jordan #13395||04/07/2015||$1,000.00||From members of Rotary Club of Amman, Jordan #13395 to support children of Gaza.||Ola Eliwat||03/29/2015||$15.00||Members Of Rotary Club Of Amman, Jordan #13395||02/05/2015||$1,000.00||From members of Rotary Club of Amman, Jordan #13395||Members Of Rotary Club Of Amman, Jordan #13395||09/16/2014||$2,000.00||From members of Rotary Club of Amman, Jordan #13395||Anonymous Friend||09/16/2014||$500.00||on behalf of amman-philadelphia rotary club||Ramzi Mushahwar||08/30/2014||$100.00||Amjad Nasser||08/23/2014||$100.00||Rotarian from Rotary Club of Amman-Petra, Amman Jordan, to support children of Gaza.||Boulos Kefaya||08/23/2014||$100.00||Rotarian from Rotary Club of Amman-Petra, Amman Jordan, to support children of Gaza.||Ghassan Musallam||08/23/2014||$100.00||Rotarian from Rotary Club of Amman-Petra, Amman Jordan, to support children of Gaza.||Ghassoub Kawar||08/23/2014||$200.00||Rotarian from Rotary Club of Amman-Petra, Amman Jordan, to support children of Gaza.||Mustafa Nasereddin||08/23/2014||$100.00||Rotarian from Rotary Club of Amman-Petra, Amman Jordan, to support children of Gaza.||Mustafa Nasereddin||08/23/2014||$100.00||Rotarian from Rotary Club of Amman-Petra, Amman Jordan, to support children of Gaza.||Nabil Sweis||08/23/2014||$100.00||Rotarian from Rotary Club of Amman-Petra, Amman Jordan, to support children of Gaza.||Nayla Kassab||08/23/2014||$100.00||Rotarian from Rotary Club of Amman-Petra, Amman Jordan, to support children of Gaza.||Omar Kafesha||08/23/2014||$200.00||Rotarian from Rotary Club of Amman-Petra, Amman Jordan, to support children of Gaza.||Ridab Abu Taleb||08/23/2014||$200.00||Rotarian from Rotary Club of Amman-Petra, Amman Jordan, to support children of Gaza.||Tareq Khalifeh||08/23/2014||$140.00||Rotarian from Rotary Club of Amman-Petra, Amman Jordan, to support children of Gaza.||Usama Barghouthi||08/23/2014||$100.00||Rotarian from Rotary Club of Amman-Petra, Amman Jordan, to support children of Gaza.||Yousef Batshon||08/23/2014||$100.00||Rotarian from Rotary Club of Amman-Petra, Amman Jordan, to support children of Gaza.||Yousef Nusseir||08/23/2014||$100.00||Rotarian from Rotary Club of Amman-Petra, Amman Jordan, to support children of Gaza.||Robert Hartness||08/22/2014||$350.00||The situation in Gaza is heart-rending with the children in the middle of a disaster area, day in and day out. My donation is just a small drop when there should be a deluge of international support. I hope this small amount is put to good use||Manfred Lange||08/15/2014||$150.00||I hoe this contribution will enable some relief for all the children of Gaza that are affected by this horrible war. Best Rotarian greetings, Manfred Lange||MARWAN Hayek||08/15/2014||$1,000.00||To the children of Gaza from the Rotary Club of Amman CAPITAL. The Club and all its members wish all the children quick recovery and peace.||Doha Abdelkhaleq||08/13/2014||$300.00||Peace on earth||Janan Habib||08/13/2014||$50.00||Anonymous Friend||08/12/2014||$500.00||Bas Hendriksen||08/12/2014||$100.00||We need to help them and to help them not to live in hatred.||Caroline Millman||08/11/2014||$20.00||Anonymous Friend||08/11/2014||$100.00||The daily massacres and inhuman deaths are not bearable to watch on the TV any longer - imagine those injured or who survived the mass killing bombs how would they feel next to the decimated corpses of their loved ones. A UN simple call to stop the death and destruction is not enough - This senseless massacres could only stop when finally a two totally independent states solution is implemented, and only then the MADNESS might or would stop.||EDUARDO DE LA CRUZ||08/11/2014||$20.00||Ninditarini Djajasaputra||08/11/2014||$100.00||Hope this small donation can used to help the children of Gaza.||Nabila Abdelmasieh||08/10/2014||$100.00||save the women and children of GAZA||Diala Alami||08/10/2014||$70.00||MARWAN Hayek||08/09/2014||$500.00||We pray to GOD Almighty to ease the suffering of the children of Gaza.||Sandra Dias||08/08/2014||$5.00||Save a Child in Palestine||Anonymous Friend||08/08/2014||$5.00|