Food parcels project
The population of the Gaza Strip (over 2 million) lives according to the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) on an area of no more than 306 km2. The Israeli occupation controls all land, sea and air borders, which makes Gaza residents live in a large prison. The population of the Gaza Strip depends on the employed through the jobs of the Authority, the UNRWA, the civil sector and the private sector. The income of Palestinian workers has decreased significantly since the outbreak of the Al-Aqsa Intifada in 2000 because of preventing the occupation of Palestinian labor from entering the areas of work in occupied Palestine, which negatively affected the social, economic and psychological life of the Palestinians.
The statistics indicate that the unemployment and poverty crisis in the Gaza Strip has worsened. Unemployment rates have increased dramatically, and more than 600,000 people in the Gaza Strip have no daily income, in addition to rising poverty and extreme poverty.
Thousands of families in the Gaza Strip face difficulty in providing the minimum requirements for life for them and their children from food, drink and clothing.
The food parcels project aims at alleviating the suffering of poor and needy families by providing food baskets to them in the Gaza governorates. The food basket consists of various basic foodstuffs such as rice, sugar, chickpeas, flour, oil and various cans. Thousands of Gazan families cannot afford the minimum life requirements due to the difficult economic conditions they are suffering from because of the blockade, the spread of unemployment and rising food prices. These families suffer and suffer from life to provide the minimum food for their children. This project comes as a step to alleviate the suffering and support of these families.