history

The Palestinian Territories covering the West Bank and Gaza have been under a heavy onset of war since ancient times. At this point, a large portion of the population lives below the poverty line, while the number of refugees continues to rise each year from the conflicts. Many innocent men, women, and children suffer from a lack of food, shelter, health care, and proper education. Economic resources are in a severe shortage while the government is unable to pay its own employees’ salaries. Restrictions on the movement of individuals and goods are squeezing the lifeline of the people in the West Bank and Gaza.  The economy’s private sector has been severely impacted and there is speculation that it may be on the verge of collapsing.  

Palestine facts in Numbers
5,100,000 population
22.4 deaths/1,000 live births Infant Mortality Rate
$2,900 Average Family Income
40%Unemployment Rate
Life in Palestine

In 2000, Life decided to begin work in the West Bank and Gaza and initially sent staff to assess the situation and needs of the Palestinian people. After witnessing their devastating economic and living conditions, Life decided to open an office in Nazareth to carry out humanitarian assistance projects throughout the West Bank and Gaza. Life distributes food, blankets, wheelchairs to the handicapped, medical supplies to hospitals and clinics, books to colleges and universities and installs water tanks to improve the water availability to poor Palestinian households. Life also constructed 2 state-of-the art clinics for the Palestinian Red Crescent in the West Bank and Gaza.

Life is determined to maintain its office in Nazareth so that it may continue to implement social programs and to provide the Palestinian people with emergency relief during their times of struggle.

Palestine: SPECIAL NEEDS
Provide Hearing Aids

Life’s Hearing Aid trip in 2016 was very successful. With over 30 audiologists, Life’s staff and volunteers in Amman fit Palestinian and Syrian refugee and needy Jordanian children with hearing aids. They visited orphans with hearing loss in Al-Bekka, Irbid, Madaba, Jerash and Zarka camps. 

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$150 EMERGENCY BASKET FOR ONE FAMILY

Emergency baskets are designed to provide immediate aid and relief to survivors of natural disasters and wars. Currently, we are in need of additional baskets in Mosul (Iraq), Syria, and Haiti. 

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Books and School Supplies

Life provides books and educational materials to teachers and students in Native American and non-profit schools and colleges in the US while also distributing books, educational materials and equipment, and uniforms for students and teachers in many countries.

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Food Baskets

The month of Ramadan is a time of fasting, but more so, it is a time in which Muslims are compelled to give.

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Medical Supplies

Life procures and distributes medical supplies, equipment and medicines to hospitals and clinics in Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Ghana and many other countries.

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Udhiyah

Udhiyah in Arabic translates to any animal of the ‘an’aam class (i.e., Cow, Sheep, Goat, or Camel). Udhiyah/Qurbani is the sacrifice of the animals mentioned, after the Eid prayer. It is among the great rituals of Islam and a tradition of his blessed messengers.

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LIFE is built on the selfless acts of volunteering and continues to hold its volunteers to the highest esteem. Sign up to volunteer and LIFE will contact you when an event or activity arises in your area.

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