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Weʼre raising £10,000 to help Dr Adnan Al-Wahaidi rebuild his home and life

Gaza, Palestine

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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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    15

    • Jules

      Jules

      Dec 15, 2018

      Well done Ita.

    • Marita Thurnauer

      Marita Thurnauer

      Dec 15, 2018

      £10.00

    • Salwa Kelidar

      Salwa Kelidar

      Dec 14, 2018

      With all my good wishes. Salwa

    • Abdulraheem Al-Bakkour

      Abdulraheem Al-Bakkour

      Dec 14, 2018

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Dec 14, 2018

      I don’t know him personally, but what he has done is incredible. I hope he can rebuild what’s been destroyed and continue his amazing job.

    • Sue

      Sue

      Dec 14, 2018

      I hope he will soon have a new home.

      £50.00

    • Samia

      Samia

      Dec 14, 2018

      With all my respect to Adnan and his great work in Gaza.

      £150.00

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