Help Keep Open Jenin's Al Tawfawk Centre

With Coronavirus Raging in the West Bank I am asking you to support the Children of Jenin and Donate to the Al Tawfawk Children’s Centre

As Israel does its best to increase the spread of the pandemic amongst the Palestinians of the West Bank, to the extent of destroying clinics that the Palestinians have set up, along with water pipes and solar panels, we ask you to dig deep and help keep the Al Tafawk Centre in Jenin open.

The situation of the Palestinians in the West Bank is desperate. Their health systems are unable to take the strain. Independent initiatives to set up isolation tents and clinics have been met with the Israeli bulldozer. 

Jenin, a city in the north of the West Bank has been particularly hard hit. Nearly all its schools closed when UNWRA lost funding from the United States.

It is not ‘permitted’ to set up a clinic in the Jordan Valley but it is permitted to build settlements, attack farmers and steal Palestinian water. Israel's goal is ethnic cleansing.

The situation in Jenin’s refugee camp is very bad. There's no work and a serious lack of medical facilities. William, one of the chief volunteers told me that

'A lot of people in the camp don't realize the gravity of this pandemic. They still go out and meet up with others. Children still playing outside. That's why Mona, the Co-ordinator of the Al Tawfawk Centre decided to keep the center open. She cooks food for them as well but she will soon be out of funding.’

Mona who is the Co-ordinator at the Centre and a teacher has written this message:

Dear all, 

A few weeks ago the life that we knew, changed. COVID-19 hit the world. As hard as this pandemic is on us, it is disastrous in any refugee camp. 

The ALTafawk center is a place where the youngest residents of the refugee camp in Jenin (north of the Westbank) can escape for a little while from their harsh reality of their very young life. Our main focus is to help them in building a better future for themselves by giving them a proper education, but also, given the poor living conditions in the camp, to provide the children with at least one healthy meal each day. The majority of these children come from families that are really struggling to survive in desperate circumstances, meaning that sometimes their parents are incapable to give their children basic necessities. 

We want to continue to give our children at least one meal a day for them to keep their immune systems as strong as possible, but we also want to be able to give the medical support when the pandemic will reach the refugee camp. More than ever we need your generous support."

I know I have asked you for support in the past but I’m asking you again. It is the poor and dispossessed who will suffer most from this pandemic. However badly off we are as a result of the murderous incompetence of Boris Johnson and his ‘herd immunity’ the Palestinians of the camps are in an even worse situation.

Please give generously and as much as you can afford.

Many thanks

Mona

For more information about the Centre see their Facebook page. 

We will pay the costs of transmission via Western Union as the Palestine Bank cannot be relied on.

Where sufficient money has been raised for Al Tafawk we reserve the right to also make donations to the Middle East Childrens' Alliance and the Al Awda Hospital in Gaza, both of which are in great need.  We ask for your agreement that we are able to use our discretion in this matter.

Organizer

Tony Greenstein 
Organizer
Brighton, South East England, United Kingdom
THE BRIGHTON TRUST 
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