Ramadan in Gaza is different this year. Every year the poverty gets worse but this Ramadan many hundreds of families are also trying to cope with the agony of having lost so many loved ones in the last conflict.
As they sit at the table to break their fasts their thoughts are with those who are not joining them this year. Mothers who have lost their sons and daughters, children who have lost their fathers.
This Ramadan I am helping Islamic Relief distribute food parcels to around 10,000 of the poorest families in Gaza. In Gaza the demand is high and the need is huge but I feel happy that we are moving forward and helping to create a better situation for the people here.
The support of kind-hearted people from around the world means that we can help ease the pain of the people of Gaza this Ramadan.
This is an extract from a blog by Hatem Shurrab, an Islamic Relief aid worker based in Gaza. To read the rest of the article and blogs from other aid workers around the world, click here.
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