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Help my family fleeing the conflict in Gaza

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Hi compassionate souls,
My name is Salim. I am a British Palestinian. I have lived, with my wife and 3 kids, and worked in the NHS for over 20 years now.
I am raising funds on behalf of my family (32 members of immediate family - my father, mother, brothers and sisters,
my nieces and nephews). They are trapped in Gaza, living in tents with the bare minimum of access to water, food or the minimum basic needs. I feel ashamed that I am living a privileged life here in the UK, while my family are at risk of dying at any second, if not from bombs, it will be from starvation, dehydration or disease.
Unfortunately they are trapped in Gaza as they don’t have British citizenship like me. They are not permitted to pass through the Rafah border crossing into Egypt.

Shamefully, the UK has not granted any assistance to British citizens in my position to evacuate their families as is similar in other war zones, so they are trapped refugees.

I have pleaded with our MP to assist evacuating them, but all has fallen on deaf ears.
Embarrassingly, the only glimmer of hope is to plea with you to fund them so that the money is used to pay a travel agency located in Egypt to assist them crossing into and resettling in Egypt, into safety. I would have never envisaged myself crowd funding for such a solution, but I wouldn't forgive myself for not doing everything and anything possible or imaginable to save their lives and get them into safety.

Posted Update (20/03/2024):
I have some good news.
I just wanted to say thank you to each one of you. With the help of your generous donations so far - my parents , one of my sisters , and one of my nephews have managed to travel out of Gaza and cross safely into Egypt. Photo of my parents and sister waiting at the Rafah rossing attached.
It is a bittersweet feeling for me and them as I still have 28 immediate family members ( 5 brothers and one sister with my nephews and nieces) Caged in Gaza with scarce access to food and water and ongoing threat of being killed.
The cover and attached photos of the infant are of my 2 year old niece, her father is having to forage for edible grass and weed to feed them.
I am not giving up on any of them , and still hope you would continue to donate and share my fundraiser to raise enough money to fund their evacuation. I am also doing my best to send them money to buy food and water to stay alive.

I appreciate your generosity.



Salim Ghayyda

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