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Help Neveen and her family escape Gaza's Genocide

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Hi, my name is Sneha and I live in Canada. I am collecting donations on the behalf of Neveen, an incredibly strong mother who reached out to me with her limited internet connection from Gaza where she and her children have been displaced.

Here is a message from Neveen:
My name is Neven. I am 29 years old and a mother. I have been living in Gaza my whole life but, honestly, I can barely remember the details of my life before October 2023. So much has changed, and so much has been lost. We know that any moment could be our last, and we humbly need your help to evacuate Gaza and start over.

My husband, Mohammed, and I were married in June 2018. Mohammed is an artist who was day laborer. We designed and built our house together, inch by inch. We had three lives in the past five years, we had two sons and one daughter. Our children, Adam, Elaf and Ameer is the light of our lives, and we had so many dreams for our future together. We are black Palestinians, and we come from a tight-knit community with around 1000 black people in Gaza. I dedicated my life to my children. I wanted to be the good mother they want.


We have faced hard times in Gaza before, with smaller escalations happening, but we were able to overcome them and could stay in our homes. This time is completely different. Within two days of the crisis, we fled our home and sought shelter at my aunt’s house in Al-Maghazi refugee camp, where my parents and family had been displaced to.

In January 4th, we woke up to the Israeli occupation at the our door. They held us hostages while they took my father and male relatives into prison. More than four months passed by and still no words from them.

When my husband, Mohammed had the chance to gather what was left of our home; the remains, and his own gallery, to this day I haven’t heard a word from him.

Honestly, we are not okay. We can clearly say that our dream for our family now is totally different than our dreams the day before this crisis began. What we want is peace. We dream of living in a safe place where we can work and our children live in a peaceful environment where there is no violence at all, where there’s no conflicts between any other party. This is the only dream we can hope for.


We have been living in my aunt for months and every day that went by was harder than the day before. We worry constantly about our safety and basic needs of food, water, and electricity. We haven’t eaten a single fruit or vegetable in months, and we fear running out of food all together. My eldest son is sick from the polluted drinking water. Nowhere is safe in Gaza, not even the the religious places. We lost family and relatives from airstrikes on the refugee camp we are lived in, and we hear bombings all around us. During the pause in fighting, we have gone outside and seen the devastation all around us. When I go out to the street, I feel I am in an apocalypse movie. Everything is destroyed.

We lost all our life’s savings and assets in this brutal war. Before the war, we had spent over $100,000 to build our dream home together. Now, our dream home is unlivable. The building is completely under the rubbles and our apartment is entirely damaged; our memories, appliances, equipment, clothes, and everything we had are either stolen or damaged. Almost everything we own and consider as a main asset for our family is lost. In our community, there has been so much loss.

It is unfair for my children to be living in such a toxic and dangerous environment. They are almost in total less than 5 years old and they have spent more than half their lives living in the tent through this terrible war. We’re not able to provide enough milk, diapers, medication, and vaccinations that my youngest son must have.
We pray that we can leave and start our lives over and rebuild our dreams again.
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Donations 

  • Lene NS
    • $30 
    • 4 hrs
  • Annie Yang
    • $27 
    • 5 hrs
  • Sandra Chui
    • $15 
    • 1 d
  • Jenna Maxey
    • $10 
    • 2 d
  • Rose Torres
    • $10 
    • 3 d
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Sneha Wadhwani
Organizer
Peterborough, ON

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