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Urgent Help for My Family to Flee the War on Gaza

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Hi Dearest,

This is Ahmed Alsammak, a journalist from Gaza, and currently pursuing my master's in Ireland. I left the strip last September to Ireland to do my master’s, only one month before 7 October.

Even in my wildest dreams, I never imagined I would be in this position, overwhelmed with such dire need. However, the war's cruel hand has ripped through my family of basic human necessities.

Since 7 October, My family—my mother, two brothers, sister-in-law, and my precious two-year-old niece, Yafa, have been displaced many times, from one tent to anothet. The suffering is indescribable, with even the simple acts of using a toilet and finding diapers and milk for Yafa considered luxuries.

Why displaced? Because Our family’s home, rebuilt twice after being destroyed in the Israeli wars on Gaza in 2008 and 2012, was bombed again last November. Please find the photos below.

My only plea is to shield them from this genocide, reunite with my family, and allow them to sleep through the night without the terror of bombs. Seven months of relentless suffering is enough for Yafa, enough for all of us. However, escape comes at a staggering cost.

To flee Gaza for Egypt, each person is required to pay a staggering $5,000 for a travel permit issued by the Egyptian government-affiliated Hala Agency for Travel — an impossible sum for my family that has lost everything.

This GoFundMe campaign is our last lifeline.

All the funds will be sent to my family in Gaza and used for:
  • $25,000 for five travel permits.
  • $3,000 for two-month living costs in Egypt.
  • 4.5% commission of the total amount ($1,260) to a Gazan currency exchange company to convert the funds to Egyptian cash, as Hala Agency only accepts US dollars in cash.
  • 3.5% commission ($1,224) for GoFundMe.

Is there a greater hell than this?

Please help us leave this nightmare behind. Every contribution, no matter how small, brings my family closer to safety.

May the blessings of Allah (God) protect you from ever knowing such a hell.

With heartfelt thanks and love,

Ahmed

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