Daily iftar and suhoor meals in Bait-ul-Muqadas (Al-Aqsa Mosque) throughout Ramadan so that those in need can both open and close their fast with nutritious food.
Al Mustafa Welfare Trust is organising daily iftar and suhoor meals in Bait-ul-Muqadas (Al-Aqsa Mosque) throughout Ramadan so that those in need can both open and close their fast with nutritious food.
In Palestine, access to food is scarce, largely due to poverty rather than a shortage of food. This means that nourishing food is simply not accessible to many people living in the area – 1.6 million Palestinians struggle to obtain the sustenance they need on a daily basis due to low wages and high prices.
Last year, food insecurity affected 34% of Palestinian households, an increase of 27% on the previous year.
The Karni commercial crossing linking Israel with the Gaza Strip is still closed. A senior UN agency official who is helping Palestinian refugees warned that the lack of food and essential supplies is becoming a more and more worrying reality.
John Ging, the Director of Gaza Operations for the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), recently issued the following warning:
“If Karni remains closed, we are, once again, counting down to a food crisis where 765,000 refugees will be dependent on others for flour, oil, sugar and other basic items. From a humanitarian perspective, the outlook here in Gaza is bleak at the moment.”