Al-Noor Foundation is committed to improving the well-being of Orphaned Children in Gaza. Gaza is one of the poorest and most densely populated areas in the world. For over 13 years the territory has been blockaded from both the Egyptian and Israeli sides, limiting trade, employment and wider human development opportunities. Consequently, most people in Gaza live in poverty with 80% of the population being food insecure and dependent on international humanitarian assistance for their basic needs. Repeated incursions and three wars over the past decade have exacerbated the situation with destruction of homes and civil structures and the health of thousands of civilians.
Today, there are more than 22,000 orphans in Gaza, many of whom lost their parents too conflicts. Orphaned children are often poorer than their peers in society with many suffering stigmas, stress, and community violence.
Al-Noor Foundation provides a sponsorship program to provide cash assistance and counseling services to children aged 0-18, who have lost a parent. We provide for a child’s basic needs, including food, clothing and school supplies. Supporting children means that they are likely to continue and complete their education instead of seeking unofficial work to support their families from a young age.
Al-Noor Foundation provides the scholarship and supports the Gaza Orphan Project in partnership with Anera. Anera will oversee the implementation of the whole project, ensuring that partners are adhering to their commitments and that children get the support they need.