Gaza Sunbirds

Emergency aid for Gaza

Fundraising for Amos Trust
£419,287
raised of £450,000 target
Aid for the Gaza Sunbirds
The Gaza Sunbirds are a para-cycling team, consisting of 20 athletes, based in the Gaza Strip. The team was founded in 2018 when Alaa al-Dali, an Olympic hopeful cyclist, was shot in the leg by an Israeli sniper. They are currently distributing aid.

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The situation in Gaza is deeply desperate, with 1.1m people having been forced to leave their homes. There are indications of ongoing challenges that may lead to more people being displaced and facing a prolonged period of humanitarian need. It is crucial that humanitarian considerations and the well-being of all individuals involved are given the utmost priority.

The Gaza Sunbirds are a Para-cycling team on the ground that has rerouted all its resources to support members of the community. They are hoping to move in more money for the following purposes:

So far we have distributed (Updated: 6th Nov):

• 21 Tons of food and essentials have been distributed to approximately 39'370 people

• Provided 50 essential baby packages (Clothes, diapers, formula etc), capable of lasting 10 days.

• 100 blankets and 100 duvets purchased and distributed.

• 900 Hot meals distributed

The main idea now is to help people survive until larger aid organisations step in. This will only happen through community action and mutual aid. This is the process they want to fund one week at a time.

This is an emergency aid fund, we don't know how long it will keep going for, but the UK based organisation has promised that if their ability to provide support on the ground were to end then they will ensure that all funds are used in the way donors intended or for future Gaza Sunbirds cycling projects.

Check out our instagram page to learn more about our efforts: www.instagram.com/gazasunbirds

UPDATE 1:

• 300 kilograms of bread distributed

• Sourced and prepared 3.2 tonnes of food into 350 survival packs feeding an estimated 5,250 people containing: hommous, fava beans, rice, cheese, pasta, tuna, bread, martadella, tea and sanitary products (diapers, female sanitary products, napkins and sanitation wipes).

• 100 blankets purchased and distributed.

UPDATE 2:

• Two new locations of distribution across Gaza

• 8 more tonnes of food into 1000 survival packs (detailed above)

• Total of 15,000 people fed

UPDATE 3:

• Distributed 9.5 tonnes of food between the 4th and 5th of November, by scaling the operation. equating to 1250 survival packs (description in first update) distributed.

• Provided 50 essential baby packages (Clothes, diapers, formula etc), capable of lasting 10 days.

• Total of 25,000 people fed.

UPDATE 4:

• Distributed 34 tonnes of food, amassing 136,000 meals

• Provided 80 essential baby packages (Clothes, diapers, formula etc), capable of lasting 10 days.

• 2050 survival packs distributed including vegetable packages. Totalling 26 of the 34 tonnes amassing 104,000 meals

• Hot meals being distributed in Khan Younis

• 100 Blankets distributed in UNRWA schools

• Coal and wood purchased to cook hot meals

About the campaign

The Gaza Sunbirds are a para-cycling team, consisting of 20 athletes, based in the Gaza Strip. The team was founded in 2018 when Alaa al-Dali, an Olympic hopeful cyclist, was shot in the leg by an Israeli sniper. They are currently distributing aid.

About the charity

Amos Trust

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Amos Trust is a small, creative human rights charity that challenges injustice, builds involvement and creates change. We work with vibrant grassroots partners for justice and hope for the forgotten. Our partners are based in Palestine & Israel, India, Nicaragua, South Africa, Burundi & beyond.

Donation summary

Total raised
£419,286.20
+ £27,515.67 Gift Aid
Online donations
£419,286.20
Offline donations
£0.00

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