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Help us and our 3 children evacuate from Gaza

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Hello, my name is Reem and I have 3 children, my eldest son Ziad (8 years old), Jad (6 years old), and my youngest child Zain (2 years old).

‏We live in Gaza City. For 4 months now, we have been going through very difficult days due to the war on Gaza. Our house, which we have lived in for 9 years, was bombed and completely destroyed, along with all our beautiful memories.


Fortunately, we were not at home. We had moved to a relative’s house. Which is not far from our house, and which was also partially bombed a few days after our house was bombed. This time, my children and I were inside the house in the basement when its upper floors were bombed!! We survived this time too, but we cannot forget the sounds of explosions, the bullets penetrating the walls of the house, and the stones falling before our eyes. We cannot forget the details of this terrifying day.

‏Before that, we had been trapped inside this house for more than 10 days. During these days, we were not able to leave the house even to fetch drinking water and some food needs for the children.
‏We used to eat and drink sparingly to suffice for the next day.
‏The idea that the next day would come and I would not find drinking water or food for my children terrified me.

‏Then, after all that, the house next to us was exposed to fire due to a firebomb. The owners of the house and their children fled to the highest floor, and the neighbors helped them with simple tools. The children were tied up and thrown from the fifth floor to save them from the fire. I cannot forget the looks of my children and the horror they experienced.


My husband, my children, and I were displaced more than once, and we were fleeing from one area to another, carrying heavy belongings on foot after we lost our car, which was also burned!

(Take a rest after walking long distances while moving to a safer area)

‏It is not my children's fault that they have to experience all of this. It breaks my heart to see them endure all these bombings, extreme hardship and starvation.

‏By the way, I work as a systems and website developer for a real estate company in the city of Ramallah, but I stopped working due to the war and the internet outage in Gaza.
‏My husband's work and salary stopped as well.
‏We lost more than $70,000 worth, and on top of that, our work stopped due to the internet outage and the interruption of all means of life.

(Our car before burning)

(Our car after burning!)

‏I am looking for ways to cross the border into Egypt, in order to save my children. travel with my family to Egypt so that I can return to my work and rebuild my life and so that my children can return to school.
‏I hope my children will never go through this difficult experience again
‏I do not want them to live under the threat of injury or death (God forbid), starvation, and the lack of the most basic necessities of life to live in safety and dignity.

The amount of money we need to evacuate safely is 17,500 US dollars, equivalent to 25,000 Canadian dollars, and this amount is the cost of departure by the Egyptian company Ya Hala, where the full amount will be paid to the company in exchange for coordination services for safe travel and transit to Egypt, distributed as follows:
  • An amount of 5,000 US dollars is paid to Ya Hala Company per adult (me and my husband): a total of 10,000 US dollars.
  • An amount of 2,500 US dollars is paid to Ya Hala Company for each child, meaning a total of $7,500 for my three children (Ziyad, Jad, and Zain).

Please consider making a donation. Any amount is very welcome..and any help is truly appreciated. I will be forever grateful.

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  • Alexandra Hall
    • $1,000 
    • 3 hrs
  • Anonymous
    • $100 
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  • Anonymous
    • $500 
    • 3 d
  • Jenna Miller
    • $6 
    • 9 d
  • Ismar Kadric
    • $5 
    • 9 d
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Reem Madhoun
Organizer
Barrie, ON
Thaer Almadhoun
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