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"Escaping Genocide: Gaza Evacuation for My Family"

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Hello everyone,

My name is Nour, and I am reaching out to you in a time of great urgency and desperation. Just two weeks before the recent aggression on Gaza, I left my home to pursue my scholarship studies in Europe. Little did I know that my decision to continue my education abroad would coincide with a devastating war that would threaten the lives of my beloved family.

The pain and grief I feel for my family back in Gaza are indescribable. The relentless bombardments, the constant fear, and the uncertainty have taken a toll on their well-being. To ensure their safety, my family, like many others, had to make the heartbreaking decision to evacuate our neighborhood, which was under imminent threat and where my neighbourhood got targeted and most of our neighbours and friends got killed. They fled to the southern part of Gaza, hoping to find refuge, but sadly, even there, the situation is dire and unsafe!!! We recieved the news that our house burned down and got flattened. Literally, no one of my immediate and extended family has a house now and everyone is in tents now barely they can live out of food, water, and cold.

A photo of where I live

The ongoing conflict has not only disrupted daily life but has plunged the region into a humanitarian crisis with severe shortages of basic necessities. People lost access to essential services, with no electricity, hindering communication, and impacting the refrigeration of essential medications and food. Water scarcity compounds the crisis, as damaged infrastructure leaves many without access to clean water, posing health risks and worsening hygiene challenges. Additionally, my little sister (Ghena) has contracted gastroenteritis due to the lack of clean water and proper sanitation facilities.

A photo of Ghena; my youngest sister

Now, my family faces an unimaginable choice: to evacuate Gaza and seek safety. However, the evacuation travel fees through the Rafah crossing from Gaza to Egypt a substantial sum of 10,000$ - 11,000$ for each person to cross the border; and it raises everyday knowing that I have 10 family members. With my parents, siblings, and grandmother, the financial burden is overwhelming.

I am reaching out to you, our friends, family, and compassionate strangers, in the hopes that together we can provide the means to evacuate my family from the war-torn Gaza Strip. Every dollar counts, and your contribution will go directly towards securing safe passage for my family out of this dangerous and unstable environment.

The funds raised will cover only the evacuation costs and this is all I want. Your support will not only help ensure the physical safety of my family but will also provide them with a chance to rebuild their lives in a more secure and stable environment.

Please, stand with me in this critical moment. Your generosity can make a profound difference in the lives of my family members who are enduring unimaginable hardship. Share this campaign with your network, donate what you can, and let's bring my family to safety—together.

Thank you for your kindness, compassion, and support.

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Organizer and beneficiary

Nour Zaqout
Dickson, TN
Adham Mousa

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