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Help Ahmed get his family to safety

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$10 USD = 110 NOK
$20 USD = 215 NOK
$50 USD = 535 NOK
$100 USD = 1100 NOK

My name is Ahmed Al Daalsa and I am from Gaza, Palestine. I am writing to you with a broken heart and seeking your help for me and my family. We have lived in constant fear for 180 long days, not knowing what each day will bring. With your kind support, you can give me and my family hope and a chance to escape this horrible life that we have endured and still do on a daily basis.
I am a visual artist, cartoonist, and photographer seeking to develop my talent. I was very active in the art community before this war started. I have also participated in many art exhibitions and was active through workshops, and have previously worked with children to entertain them in schools. During this time, I also took on small projects to help and support my family as we went through this difficult time. Unfortunately, it seems that no matter what, we are not able to get through this without asking for your support.
In addition to myself, I have 6 family members I am also supporting:
  • My father is a 52 year old security man in a bank and my mother is a 48 year old teacher, both are currently unemployed. I am the oldest.
  • My sister Raghad is 20 years old, married, and has a baby boy that she delivered during this war, afterwards her house was destroyed and she moved in with us.
  • My brother, Mohammed, 18 years old, is a senior in high school and feels like all his dreams have faded away.
  • Hala, my youngest sister is 14 years old, now without education or schools to go to.
  • And my beloved youngest brother, Hassan is only 4 years old. He doesn't have a clue what war is, he is just too young to understand, and only wants to play. All of us are living together in this nightmare that we wish we could wake up from.
We fled from our house 60 days ago. In the Deir al Balah camp, we live in terrible conditions. There is no safe place in Gaza. We all live in fear that we will lose our lives in this cruel war. When we went back to our home, we found that our house was partially destroyed. We have no windows, doors, electricity or water. We have faced significant loss, and I have lost a lot of my friends. My dreams of creating and selling comic books together with my friends has now been replaced with grief, as several have passed away or relocated out of Gaza.
All my family and I seek is the hope that we have lost along this war. We ask for your kind support in helping us relocate to Egypt for safety, a chance to survive, and a better life. The cost for leaving Gaza to Egypt from the Rafah crossing border for adults is now between $5000-$7000 USD (approximately 54.000-75.000 NOK) per adult and $2500-$3000 USD (approximately 27.000-33.000 NOK) for minors younger than 16 years old. For us, this is extremely expensive and not something we can afford or save up for. Life in Gaza is extremely expensive and all essential goods have skyrocketed. Everyday we are struggling, but we keep on going because we all have dreams to live for and, hopefully, we can pursue our lives and dreams one day because of your kind support.
Your donations will directly help us cover costs of crossing the borders, coordination fees, transportation, and provide essential cash assistance to cover living expenses in Egypt.

Please share this campaign wildly to help us reach our goal and bring my family to safety. Any of your support means a lot, no matter how small the contribution.

If you are interested in following more: My recent art is the reflection of the devastation around me and my attempt to keep dreaming of the life I wanted for me and my family. I am illustrating coping with my family's displacement through art as an outlet. You can see more of this on my
Thank you for your generosity, compassion, and taking the time to read this.
Ahmed Al Daalsa
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I'm Hoda Amel in Oslo, Norway and I am supporting & organising this fundraiser on behalf of my dear friend and talented artist, Ahmed and his family in Gaza. All donations will be transferred to Ahmed Al Daalsa as the beneficiary, please read his own words above.
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  • Eleni Papagianni
    • kr50 
    • 17 hrs
  • Anonymous
    • kr2,400 
    • 19 hrs
  • Anonymous
    • kr2,500 
    • 2 d
  • Anonymous
    • kr54 
    • 3 d
  • Αγγελος Κανακης
    • kr37 
    • 3 d
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Hoda Amel Berg
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Oslo

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