With Ramadan now in full swing, families like Anaheed’s rely on outside support to help make Ramadan that little bit special:
Due to the hard situation, I cook lentils three times a week because they are cheap. I taught my children to be content with what we have.
I promised them I will cook the traditional Palestinian dish Maftool and stuffed cabbages if I can get hold of them.
Despite the hard situation, Anaheed still enjoys Ramadan very much, just like the many other people in need across Gaza.
People help each other and critically, Islamic Relief is on the ground providing much-needed support. We’re working hard to provide relief to families like Anaheed’s.
However, with the Covid-19 lockdown, we’ve had to work a little differently.
We can no longer hold public iftars for orphans and their families, where we’d not only provide nutritious meals but also host fun activities and games.
However, we’re still providing essential support to Anaheed and many other families in need.
We’ve distributed 9,816 food vouchers to allow 56,720 people such as Anaheed to purchase the items they most need for Ramadan such as beans, eggs, rice, lentils, sugar and cooking oil.
With each voucher, a family of five has enough food to last two weeks.
What’s more, we’ve also provided around 14,000 hot meals since the beginning of Ramadan to around 1,200 people in quarantine centres across Gaza.