Posts Tagged: Palestine

Sri Lankans and Palestinians in common struggle for human rights

By Herman Kumara| Chairperson, Praja Abilasha Land Rights Network   Hunger, starvation, poverty, water and electricity scarcity, oppression, occupation, and violation of fundamental human rights are common to both Sri Lankan and Palestinian peoples. It has been 75 years since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), yet, both countries continue to… Read more »

Christians called to challenge settler violence in Palestine

By Cody O’Rouke | Good Shepherd Collective With Ramadan quickly approaching, what should be a time of community and family gatherings for millions of Palestinians, will no doubt be one of mourning. The Israeli government is now preparing to restrict West Bank Palestinians aged 10-60 from entering the mosque during Ramadan — which will undoubtedly… Read more »

For the past decade, Presbyterian Hunger Program has partnered with a Gaza organization working on food security

By Eileen Schuhmann | Presbyterian Hunger Program The Presbyterian Hunger Program has been supporting its partner Improvement and Development for Communities Center (IDCO) in Gaza since 2014 in IDCO’s efforts to improve the food security situation for Gazans. Back in 2014, food insecurity levels in the Gaza Strip had already exceeded 57%, with more than 36% of Gazans being severely food… Read more »

Gaza’s worsening humanitarian crisis

God’s gifts of food and water are used as weapons of war in Palestine By Andrew Kang Bartlett | Presbyterian Hunger Program ‘How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a sibling in need and yet refuses help? Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but… Read more »

200,000 Palestinian Workers Lose Jobs in Israel

By Eileen Schuhmann | Presbyterian Hunger Program Israel’s war in Gaza has caused hardship for all Palestinians, including Palestinian workers. Before the Hamas attacks on Israel on October 7, 2023, 200,000 Palestinians from Gaza and the West Bank were employed in Israel. Then Israel closed checkpoints and all 200,000 Palestinians were suspended from working in… Read more »

Witnessing the horrors of war

PHP partners flee violence in Gaza By Valery Nodem | Associate for International Hunger Concerns, Presbyterian Hunger Program “If we get killed, tell your communities that Palestinians are peaceful humans struggling only for peace…” These are the words of our partner Rajeh Abbas, founder and Director of the Palestinian nonprofit Improvement and Development for Communities… Read more »

Working for the upliftment of Palestinians

PHP and PDA partner with IDCO in Gaza on livelihood development and Covid-19 response By Rajeh Abbas | Improvement and Development for Communities Center, Palestine   Have you ever searched for Palestine on the world map? Palestine is so small that you can barely fit your finger on it without overstepping borders. However, The contradiction… Read more »

PHP partner works for food security in Gaza

Vulnerable and disadvantaged farmers in the most damaged areas of Gaza benefit from agricultural support The Gaza Strip is a  self-governing Palestinian territory bordered by Egypt and Israel along the Mediterranean sea. There are more than 1.8 million people living there on land that measures just under than 150 sq. mi. Since 2007, Israel and… Read more »