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£3,784
raised of £5,000 target by 84 supporters

    Weʼve raised £3,784 to support people in Aida Camp through the winter

    Bethlehem, Palestine
    Funded on Thursday, 4th February 2021

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    Story

    With the COVID-19 vaccine on the horizon, the world is hopefully awaiting the end of the coronavirus pandemic. But in the Aida refugee camp in the West Bank, worries about the winter are overshadowing the hope of the vaccine.

    More than 5500 people currently live in the refugee camp, in cramped conditions and with poor sanitation. After months of fighting the economic and health effects of the pandemic, the resources of many families, as well as local organisations, are depleted. The coronavirus outbreak has caused the unemployment rate in the camp to skyrocket to more than 80%. Some people can’t even afford to buy a packet of bread, which costs around $1. Now that temperature is dropping, the number of cases is expected to rise, while hospitals in the area are already overwhelmed.

    Moreover, many children in the camp have missed out on months of education. As most families do not have access to a computer and a stable internet connection, children have been unable to keep up with school. The Aida Youth Center requires funds to provide educational support, so the children don't fall further behind.

    We are asking for your contribution to show solidarity and support the people in Aida Camp. Your donation will be used to provide the residents of Aida with essentials that are currently severely lacking.

    What can you give?

    Any donation is welcome, however here is an indication of what your donation could give to a family in Aida Camp:

    £15 - basic food package ($20 or €16,50)

    £18.75 - thick blanket ($25 or €20,50)

    £22.50 - electrical heater ($30 or €24,75)

    £30 - healthy food package ($40 or €33)

    £52.50 - educational support for one child for a month ($70 or €58)

    £60 - cost of insulin for one person for one month ($80 or €66)

    For more information about Aida Camp, click here .

    Why is the currency set to Pound Sterling? There are a number of fundraising platforms out there, but we have negative experiences with some of them. Others websites require NGOs to be registered in the USA. Fundraising in and for Palestine remains difficult! JustGiving (a British platform) allows us retrieve the funds immediately and without difficulty. We apologise for the inconvenience if you usually pay in a different currency.

    Updates

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    • Freddie Louise5 months ago
      Freddie Louise

      Freddie Louise

      5 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

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    • Freddie Louise5 months ago
      Freddie Louise

      Freddie Louise

      5 months ago

      Friends! I've got a final update on how the collected funds have been/will be spent. Half of the total sum is being spent on educational support, to provide children with classes to make up for all the hours of school missed in the past year. The other half is being spent on food parcels and medicine, because people are experiencing a shortage of medicines and other essentials. The great thing about crowdfunding and sending money directly to the camp is that they can decide where it is most needed! Once again thank you all for your generosity.

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    • Freddie Louise6 months ago
      Freddie Louise

      Freddie Louise

      6 months ago

      Dear supporters! As promised, a short update on how the money you all generously contributed is being spent. So far, £1000 has been allocated to provide educational support for children who have missed out on school. In the next 2 weeks, some of the money will be spent on food parcels and boxes of essential items for parents of very young children. Due to the economic situation in the camp, which has left many families unable to buy (healthy) food, food boxes are probably the best way to support people in Aida right now. We'll keep you updated!

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    Supporters

    84

    • Jennifer Edwards

      Jennifer Edwards

      Feb 4, 2021

      Thinking of Aida and Palestine X

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 18, 2021

      Great work. Solidarity.

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 16, 2021

    • Guy Shennan

      Guy Shennan

      Jan 10, 2021

      Solidarity with all in Aida camp and respect to all at the Aida Youth Centre for the wonderful work you do.

      £52.50

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 9, 2021

    • Yvonne Rivers

      Yvonne Rivers

      Jan 9, 2021

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 7, 2021

      Gefeliciteerd F - fijn dat we kunnen helpen!

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