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    Weʼve raised £9,340 to help Dr Adnan Al-Wahaidi rebuild his home and life

    Gaza, Palestine
    Funded on Thursday, 31st January 2019

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    I first met Dr Adnan Al-Wahaidi in the late 1990s  when he was awarded a scholarship to pursue an MSc in Mother and Child Health at the Institute of Child Health, University College London. I got to know Adnan well during his year in the UK.  I have kept in touch with him since and have closely followed his humanitarian work in Gaza.  

    Adnan is a medical doctor who has dedicated his life and career to helping some of Gaza's most vulnerable children. He had many opportunities to pursue a more comfortable life elsewhere but instead chose to work for his people under the extreme circumstances of siege and occupation. Adnan runs Ard El Insan, the only organisation in Gaza which focuses on child malnutrition and whose clinics provide free treatment to around 50,000 children a year. 

    Adnan is one of kindest, peaceful and most thoughtful men you could ever wish to meet.  Despite working tirelessly for the children of Gaza, he is always the first to offer support when someone is in need and I have never known him refuse a request for help.  Adnan now needs our  help. 

    Living in Gaza is dangerous. During the recent Israeli bombings,  Adnan's home, one apartment in a  block of twenty, was bombed and totally destroyed.  Adnan did not know he was living in a building with an individual the Israelis wished to target. He escaped with only the clothes on his back when the building was bombed. What was once a simple family home is now a pile of rubble and Adnan, his wife and two daughters have been left with absolutely nothing.  

    We are raising money to help Adnan put a roof back over his head and replace some of the possessions he and his family have lost.  By supporting Adnan, you will also be helping the thousands of sick children his organisation treats. If Adnan's personal circumstances prevent him from focusing on his vital work these children, already amongst the most disadvantaged in Gaza, will suffer even more.  Please donate and help this good man rebuild his life and continue his important work. Thank you very much for your support.

    Click here to read about Adnan and his work.

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    • Ita Gallagher1 month ago
      Ita Gallagher

      Ita Gallagher

      1 month ago

      From Adnan: "To everybody who stood beside me in the disastrous loss of my home, to each one who generously donated financially and kind words I’d like to say that all words in my vocabulary will never reward your humanitarian and brave stand towards me. I’ve received your donation and support and I’ve started preparing a new home. Without your support it might take extra-long time until I get another home. Your deed will eternally accompany the remaining time of my life coupled with love, respect, endless gratitude and appreciation."

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    • Ita Gallagher1 month ago
      Ita Gallagher

      Ita Gallagher

      1 month ago

      Thank you again to everyone who donated to help Adnan. I will post, in the next update, a note he has asked me to share with everyone who supported him.

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    • Ita Gallagher3 months ago
      Ita Gallagher

      Ita Gallagher

      3 months ago

      I have today transferred the money we raised to Adnan in Gaza! Adnan sends his thanks to everyone who donated. He has told me that he intends to put the money towards building a new home and that he will keep us up to date on his progress. He has been deeply moved by the kindness and solidarity shown by both friends and strangers. Thank you for your support. Ita

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    6 months ago

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    Supporters

    66

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 25, 2019

    • Maysoun Rafeedie

      Maysoun Rafeedie

      Jan 24, 2019

      Thank you Ita.. best wishes.

      £50.00

    • Diana Allan

      Diana Allan

      Jan 24, 2019

      £50.00

    • Ben J

      Ben J

      Jan 24, 2019

      Very happy to learn of your work and offer some small support.

      £20.00

    • Deirdre

      Deirdre

      Jan 24, 2019

      I was alerted to this by Samia Tabari, and am grateful to be able to help.

      £50.00

    • Val

      Val

      Jan 24, 2019

      Amazing initiative. Hope Dr Adnan and his family can relocate swiftly

    • Mark Z.

      Mark Z.

      Jan 24, 2019

      With all good wishes

      £100.00

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