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A Journey from Gaza to Hope - The Alkhatib Family

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Greetings to All Who Believe in New Beginnings,

I am Nada Alkhatib (Instagram account), a 23-year-old artist, sister, daughter, and dreamer from Gaza's once vibrant but now shattered streets. My world, like that of my family, has been turned upside down by a relentless war that spares no one.


Our family home in the Nuseirat camp, once a haven of laughter and love, now stands fractured and marred by war's relentless touch. Each corner of destruction around us is a stark reminder of the peace and tranquillity that seem like distant dreams. Within these broken walls, my family, encompassing my parents, siblings, and young nephews, clings to fragments of hope. We live with the constant fear of getting lost in the rubble or succumbing to the relentless barrage of rockets. This war has not only demolished our physical abode but has also shattered our pillars of education. The university where my sister Hala studied English literature now lies in ruins, a poignant symbol of our shattered educational aspirations. My younger siblings, once eager to embark on their educational journey, now stand at a crossroads, their paths to learning and growth obscured by the debris of war.

In Gaza, the birthplace of my dreams and art, the scenery has been permanently altered by war. This war has taken from us much more than our homes and familiar surroundings; it has also robbed us of cherished friends. Each loss has taken a toll on my spirit, gradually fading the future I had imagined for myself and my family in these turbulent times.

This video offers a glimpse into our daily life in Gaza. Captured spontaneously in our neighbourhood, it shows the surreal reality of rockets in our skies, now a distressing norm for us.



As we confront this harsh reality, we are preparing to embark on a journey towards new beginnings, guided by faith and hope. The cost of this journey is indeed daunting. To relocate the 14 members of the Alkhatib family, which includes my elderly parents, five sisters, brother, and the little ones, we anticipate the need for between $5,000 and $6,000 per person. Here's a breakdown of these costs for the entire family:
  • Passport fees (~$2000)
  • Permits & Crossing (~ $70,000). Source.
  • Travel expenses from Gaza to Egypt (~ $2000)
  • Rent and initial settling-in expenses in Egypt: $3000
Note: The total cost will accumulate to around $75,000. However, I've set a smaller initial goal for our campaign, hoping that it will encourage more donors and supporters to contribute. To cover the rest of the cost, I am planning to take out a bank loan and utilize my personal savings. This approach is aimed at managing the financial burden while still ensuring that we meet our crucial needs for relocation.

This campaign is more than a plea for financial assistance; it is a call for empathy, understanding, and solidarity. My brothers Hasan and Abdulrahman, both software engineers in Malmö, Sweden, have been our support through this crisis. However, the path ahead is more than what two individuals can handle alone.

We seek not just donations but a connection with hearts and souls who stand with us in our gravest hour. With winter already upon us, our resources dwindle daily, and the war in Gaza only expands its reach, bringing the shadow of death closer than ever. Essentials like clean water and food are now luxuries we can scarcely afford. In these dire times, your contribution becomes more than aid; it transforms into a beacon of hope.

Together, let's transform this story of loss and despair into a narrative of hope and new beginnings. Every contribution, every shared word, can pave the way towards a safer and brighter future for the Alkhatib family.

With gratitude and hope, Nada Alkhatib and the Alkhatib Family from Gaza.

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Disclaimer:

Please note that this campaign is organised and managed by Hasan Alkhatib. I'm Nada's brother, based in Malmö, Sweden. I will be responsible for overseeing the collection of funds and ensuring they are used solely to cover the evacuation fees and related expenses for our family members:
  • Kamal (My father)
  • Elham (My mother)
  • Soha (My sister 32yo) and her children Nehad, Dana, Maryam, & Muhammad
  • Nisreen (My sister 29yo) and her children Khaled & Mosab
  • Amal (My sister 24yo)
  • Nada (My sister 23yo)
  • Hala (My sister 18yo)
  • Muhammad (My brother 15yo)
  • Siba (My sister 11yo)

As our main coordinator, Hasan is ready to offer further details, answer queries, and if needed, share documents to confirm our situation's authenticity and urgency. You can reach out here or on Instagram (hasankhatib).

PS. We are aware that the total cost of our journey far exceeds the goal we have set for this campaign. We have determined this amount with the hope that it will cover the most critical expenses of our relocation. Our family is committed to contributing as much as we can from our resources to bridge any gaps.
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Below is a gallery of photographs capturing our family's life in Gaza before and during the war:

Mosab, my youngest nephew. He was born in the 6th week of the war—the 16th of November.

Nada in her corner at an Art Gallery in Gaza

Grandkids had a blast during a family gathering at Gaza's beach (café) when I (Hasan) and my family were there for a visit

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Fundraising team: Alkhatib Family (2)

Hasan Alkhatib
Organizer
Malmö, Sweden
Amal Alkhatib
Team member

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