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Fundraising for the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip

Welcome to World Food Aid’s 2024 Appeal fundraising page.

In May 2024 we launched our latest appeal, raising funds to send emergency food aid to displaced children and families in the Gaza Strip.

Medics working on the ground recently reported the first cases of children dying from malnutrition, in northern Gaza, as a food crisis deepens. That is in addition to the 12,500 children who have already lost their lives to war, according to Gaza’s Ministry of Heath.

Recent data, released by the World Health Organisation (WHO), stated that around 30% of children below the age of two are reported to be acutely malnourished, meanwhile the UN says 70% of the population in northern Gaza is facing "catastrophic hunger."

Speaking about the appeal, WFA founder Harry Dulai said: “Many of us feel helpless when watching the news at the moment, seeing one heart-breaking story after another. This appeal is about what we can do to help innocent civilians caught up in unimaginable horrors. Most of us struggle to even comprehend that these scenes are unfolding in 2024 - children and babies orphaned, thousands killed, people losing their entire families. It is absolutely heart-breaking and impossible to watch and not want to do something to help.

“Following the success of the Colchester to Ukraine appeal, we have decided to launch a 2024 appeal to help Gazan families in crisis.”

All funds raised through WFA’s 2024 Appeal will be converted into food aid, over the coming months, and delivered into the Gaza Strip with the support of UK charity Humanity Without Borders. * Their aid trucks are continuing to operate, despite hazardous conditions.

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How our appeal helps your money go further?

  • With the support of Surya Foods, World Food Aid can procure food at very low prices. This means that every pound goes further. (items purchased in a supermarket and donated will, naturally, buy less pound for pound)**
  • We are partnering with the UK charity Humanity Without Borders which has an established and reliable route into the Gaza Strip and is already supplying aid on the ground. This charity has offered to transport our food donations, alongside their existing aid, without additional transport fees.
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Big thanks to our fundraisers

To help raise funds our friends, Cameron, Charlie and Dan are ready to challenge themselves. They have all signed up for races that will push them to the limit.

  • Cameron Dulai – Cameron is taking on his first Olympic distance triathlon – Go Cameron!
  • Dan Mould – Dan has signed up for the UK Triathlon half Iron man. Good luck Dan!
  • Charlie Crawford – Charlie is also taking on the UK Triathlon half Iron man. You got this!

Cameron has decided to sign up for another gruelling challenge – taking it up a notch, competing in an Olympic distance triathlon in August. As he pummels the pavements and braves the UK’s chilly waters in preparation, (yes still freezing, even as we near Summer), he thought it would be great to dedicate his efforts to something really meaningful, over and above any personal sense of achievement.

We will also hear from Charlie and Dan later about their Iron Man journeys and share updates.

Don't forget to add your personal messages of support when donating!

Our friends and colleagues over at Flying Trade Limited will also be helping us to fundraise, organising several events this summer from personal challenges to cake bake sales, lemonade stands, office BBQs, quizzes and much more.

Help us fundraise: Run your own community fundraising event and direct donations to this appeal page. We can add details of your event to this page. To get your event added to our appeal page please get in touch via the 'contact' button.

Watch this space for further information.

*The situation in the Gaza Strip is highly changeable. If a ceasefire is reached in the coming months, all funds raised will still be directed to sending food aid to Gazan families impacted by poverty and war, the consequences of which are likely to continue for many years.

** If, for any reason, the authorities prevent the shipping of items into Egypt, for aid purposes, or shipping costs become prohibitive, food aid may need to be purchased locally, in Egypt, with any funds raised. Our aim is to get the greatest benefit possible for Gazan families from your donation.

In 2021, with the amazing support of the Colchester community, World Food Aid delivered 100k meals into Ukraine, via its Colchester to Ukraine Appeal. Thousands of food parcels were distributed into the heart of the active war zone reaching refugees in desperate need.
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