Due to the blockade, there is widespread poverty and unemployment in Gaza which means that many families don’t have enough to eat, leaving thousands of children going hungry and malnourished.
Nurses and healthcare workers like Fatima¹ (pictured) screen and treat children under six for anaemia and malnutrition like Maya¹ (pictured), providing health education and nutrition information for families – saving countless lives.
Fatima has been working as a nurse since 2014. She shared:
“I’m very happy in my job and I think we are helping a lot of people and what I love about it is the children.”
This Gift for Peace will help a nurse like Fatima in Gaza continue doing the work they love and help many children access the medical care they need.
¹Names changed to protect identities Photo: Richard Wainwright/Act for Peace