LIFE IN GAZA


Gaza has witnessed ongoing challenges since October 7, marking some of the darkest days in human history. The residents of Gaza, in dire need of humanitarian assistance throughout the conflict, are now grappling to endure amidst exceedingly harsh conditions.

Unfortunately, the problems experienced by innocent civilians who are trying to confront many large-scale basic problems such as full electricity blackouts, lack of access to food, lack of fuel, and disruptions in the health sector since the first weeks are not limited to these. Contrary to appearances, other dramas continue to occur behind the curtain.

People waiting in line for food and drinking water

The people of Gaza are desperately trying to make their cries for help heard to the whole world in the areas where they live, but the sound of bombs goes beyond all this. Abandoned children, helpless mothers, and children who take responsibility for their families at a young age are just a few of the unknown aspects of Gaza...

Families and children struggle to survive under difficult conditions

As IBC, we continue to support the people of Gaza with basic humanitarian relief while also witnessing their life stories. Somia, an abandoned who was adopted and named by doctors near Al Aqsa Hospital, is one of them... This unfortunate baby, whose mother died during birth, is only 50 days old, but unfortunately, no one came to ask about either the mother or the baby during this period. Moreover, it is not even known whether she has any surviving relatives.

Somia is a 50-day-old baby without a mother

The impact of the events in Gaza extends far beyond the individuals left in isolation. One poignant story we have closely observed is that of 10-year-old Suliman M. Khatab. His hearing was tragically lost due to the intense bombardment near his home. His mother is bravely battling breast cancer, and his father's health prohibits him from working, hindering their ability to seek assistance from charities for sufficient food. This distressed family, now without a home, resides in a tent under challenging winter conditions. Their urgent needs include clothing, bedding, food, and medicine.

Suliman and his family miss their home

Among those profoundly impacted by disasters, women, and particularly mothers, bear a heavy burden. One such individual is 36-year-old Nadia Al Debs, residing in Eastern Gaza City. Nadia, a mother of two children aged 7 and 12, grapples with both blood and hepatitis diseases. Her 12-year-old son, Rafah, is afflicted with heart disease, necessitating regular medication for his survival. Compounding their challenges, Nadia and her two children find themselves alone, as their father is detained by the Israeli army. Another mother facing a similar fate is 27-year-old Noora Abu Mansour. Residing in Beit Lahia in the north of Gaza, Noora escaped bombardment with her family and now resides in a tent near Al Aqsa Hospital. Adjusting to a new life marked by numerous impossibilities, Noora, with her tiny baby, is grappling with food shortages, enduring 135 days of hunger, and experiencing health issues due to malnutrition. Noora, who is extremely upset because she cannot feed her baby with milk, says that she tried to feed her baby with water, but this was only a short solution, and after a while, her child cried more because of hunger. Of course, these are not the only stories that cannot be heard or seen with the naked eye due to the fog and noise created by the bombardment.

Noora is a mother who has health problems due to malnutrition…

Dr. Khalid Al Saidne, a dedicated pediatrician at Al Aqsa Hospital, has unfortunately experienced a decline in his health due to the stress endured while working extended hours during the conflict. Despite striving to fulfill his sacred profession as a doctor, Khalid now awaits urgent transfer to a private hospital in Gaza for the necessary amputation of his leg.

Dr. Khalid Al Saidne is waiting for a solution for him...

The unfolding events in Gaza are reshaping the 21st century, bringing to the forefront the cries of innocent civilians in desperate need and the challenges they endure, marking a significant chapter in history. IBC is committed to swiftly continuing its aid efforts in the region, extending support to innocent civilians enduring profound pain. In these critical times, we depend on the support of our dear donors more than ever. We earnestly call upon our donors to respond promptly to the urgent needs of the people of Gaza. Our appeal can be accessed through this link: https://ibc.org.tr/EN/1710/ibc-flash-appeal-responding-gaza-crisis



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