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Help family of 8 children escape the war in Gaza

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My name is Ramzi Hijjo

and this is an urgent call for help to evacuate my family from the war. My wife and 8 children. We have fled our home in Khan Younis and are living in the Rafah camps all of us sharing one tent. We have lost everything. Our home has been completely destroyed. We have nothing left. Our home was a our safe haven where we would gather with our family and have spent our entire lives there making beautiful memories generation through generation.

this home is now nothing but rubble.

My parents, wife, 8 of my children and I are all sharing one tent.
The only belongings we have remaining are the matts, blankets and clothes we left with as we evacuated. Each of us carried a blanket and a pillow with few clothes and documents as we made way to the refugee tents.

My youngest child is just over a year old and my eldest is 15.

These are the names and ages of my family members:-

Myself :-
Ramzi mohammed Adib Hijjo age: 39 ( M ) 15-12-1985 ,

My wife:-
Ruqeya Zuhdi Hijjo age: 34 ( F ) 25-12-1990

My children:-
Adeeb Ramzi Hijjo age: 15 ( M ) 19-08-2009

Zuhdi Ramzi Hijjo age: 14 ( M ) 15-09-2010 ,

Malek Ramzi Hijjo age: 12 ( M ) 11-03-2012 ,

Suad Ramzi Hijjo age: 11 ( F ) 29-12-2013 ,

Mohammed Ramzi Hijjo age: 8 ( M ) 28-12-2016 ,

Sabreen Ramzi Hijjo age: 6 ( F ) 09-11-2018 ,

Reftal Ramzi Hijjo age: 4 ( F ) 21-06-2020 ,

Ahmed Ramzi Hijjo age: 1 ( M ) 13-02-2023 ,

My parents both suffer from terminal illnesses as well as diabetes and blood pressure and my mother has terminal issues with her kidneys. Neither of my parents have received medical treatments nor medication since the beginning of the war.

My children are traumatised and hungry. How do you explain to a 1 year old the circumstances they are experiencing? How are we supposed to care and nurture and protect 8 children in these conditions with constant threats of invasions of Rafah? The only food we receive is the occasional aid that enters Rafah and we ration it between the 10 of us. Neither are the children as they are all exuding severe signs of anxiety and PTSD. The hunger and physical ailments alone are bad enough let alone all the turmoil of the war in the cold winter.

We are relying on your donations to afford the costs of evacuating through Rafah as soon as financially possible.

Your contribution, no matter the size, will make an immediate difference. You can help rewrite the future for my family. My children deserve a chance at life, least of all to have basic food and shelter.

These funds will be for:
* Visa and immigration paperwork fees
* Permits and border crossing fees to leave Gaza
* Food, temporary lodging, and transportation
* GoFundMe’s required transaction fee per donation (2.9% + $0.30)

I can assure you that your money will be directly withdrawn from GoFundMe by Shannon our family friend and appointed trustee, who will transfer the money to a family member in Turkey to help us proceed with the evacuation. We will provide as many updates as we are able via this GoFundMe page as well as verifying their journey to safety, for all donors.

In this video im verifying all the information mentioned above for those of you who requested it



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