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Gaza Family Evacuation Fund

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Dear Supporter,

My name is Sarah Barzak, a Malay-Palestinian living in Canada. I am reaching out to you for support in getting my cousin and his family out of Gaza to Egypt.

My Baba was born and raised in Gaza. My Teta (grandmother) was exiled to Gaza in 1948 from Yafa. My grandfather is ancestrally from Gaza. This is where the majority of Baba's family lives. In October, my family members evacuated from the north to the south. They have been internally displaced several times and are seeking refuge in Egypt.

In the words of my cousin:

“I am Tareq
I am 26 years old
I graduated from the university, majoring in business administration. I used to work with my father in our company specializing in fire extinguishers and the production of medical gases. I am married and have a child. We live in our house full of warmth and love. Our life was full of happiness despite some somewhat difficult circumstances before the war, but because we love life we made from difficult Beautiful days in Gaza, but all of this was turned upside down because of the fierce war to which we were subjected, which led to displacement, and the bombing of our homes, companies, and everything we own. We became homeless, without work, without a home, and without a source of income, and we live in conditions that are not suitable for human life, in addition to the fear and terror of the overwhelming and terrible bombing.
Now I cannot provide the basic and necessary needs for my child
So I hope you will help me save my family and my child so that we can escape to safety.”

I am raising $40 000 CAD ($29 200 USD) to support their evacuation and resettlement fees. My family members have lost their livelihoods and are in need of financial support to safely evacuate and resettle. The average cost of evacuation to Egypt is $6850-9600 CAD ($5000-7000 USD) per person. This amount doesn’t include resettlement expenses such as rent, food, clothing, medicine — money they will need to survive.

Thank you for your generous support and solidarity. I will be responsible for handling the funds and will do so with diligence and care. I thank you for trusting me.

With Gratitude,

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Sarah Barzak
London, ON
Hasan Barzak
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