IFTAR4GAZA Event, JULY 2 in Mississauga!

IDRF (International Development and Relief Foundation) is a Canadian registered charitable organization dedicated to empowering the disadvantaged people of the world. IDRF provides effective humanitarian aid and sustainable development programs, without discrimination, based on the Islamic principles of human dignity, self-reliance, and social justice. In the past few years, IDRF Representatives in various cities across Canada have been providing tremendous assistance. They ensure that their … [Read more...]

UN launches Gaza Crisis Appeal, keeping schools out of conflict!

Keep schools out of the conflict says UNESCO Director General as UN launches Gaza Crisis Appeal Paris, August 2014 - On Friday 1 August, the United Nations launched the 2014 Gaza Crisis Appeal in order to respond to urgent humanitarian needs in Gaza. Education facilities and schools are on the front line of this crisis. A large number of civilians in Gaza have sought shelter and safety in schools, which are overcrowded and where living conditions are increasingly harsh. At least seven UNRWA … [Read more...]

Saudi Crown Prince Nayef honoured for work with UN agency on Palestinian projects

The late Crown Prince will be remembered for his commitment to humanitarian and relief work all over the world. 28 June 2013 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN-Habitat, the agency charged with ensuring adequate shelter for all, today honoured the late Crown Prince Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud for his support of Palestinian projects. In his speech, Mr. Ban also offered his “heartfelt appreciation” the people and leadership of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Saudi Committees and … [Read more...]

CANADA is leader in global food security initiatives, celebrate!

  ROME — Canada's leadership on food security and nutrition is contributing to the reduction of poverty, hunger, and malnutrition in developing countries. The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, participated today in a round table in Rome to discuss global food security and nutrition, and the role of private sector partnerships. "Ensuring access to safe and nutritious food is a priority of Canada's international assistance to developing countries," said … [Read more...]

Woman of the Year & Man of Equality in Action celebrated in GAZA

UNRWA held its fourth annual awards ceremony to name the Woman of the Year and Man of Equality in Action 2013. Organized by the UNRWA Gaza Women’s Committee (UWGC), the event acknowledged colleagues for their commitment, dedication and important contribution to improve UNRWA’s work, strengthen services to Palestine refugees and promote gender equality in the Gaza Strip. “Equality" at UNRWA is crucial to the progressive development of our organization and will ensure the ongoing quality … [Read more...]

Hanukkah, ה or חנוכה, Ḥănukkāh celebrated December 8 – 16, 2012

  Alternative spellings: Spelling variations due to transliteration of Hebrew Chet Nun Vav Kaf Hey In Hebrew, the word Hanukkah is written חֲנֻכָּה or חנוכה (Ḥănukkāh). It is most commonly transliterated to English as Chanukah or Hanukkah, the former because the sound represented by "CH" ([χ], similar to the Scottish pronunciation of "loch") does not exist in the English language. Furthermore, the letter "chet" (ח), which is the first letter in the Hebrew spelling, is pronounced … [Read more...]

GAZA – Home visits are saving newborns

Post-natal home visits improve newborn survival in Gaza A nurse is conducting a post-natal home visit in Gaza. GAZA, Occupied Palestinian Territory, June 2012 – Every year, an estimated 1,600 babies die in the first four weeks of life in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. Most of these newborns deaths could be prevented if mothers and newborns’s health was systematically evaluated, and if young mothers received advice on how to best care for their children. To improve newborn … [Read more...]

Young women leaders celebrated in Gaza

October 2011 Gaza Almost 200 young women in Gaza last week celebrated their graduation from an UNRWA programme that provides young female graduates with the skills needed by the labour market in Gaza – and helps prepare them to be leaders in their communities. The 172 participants were the first graduates of UNRWA’s Young Women Leaders Programme (YWLP), which the Gaza gender initiative launched in January 2011. With the unemployment rate in Gaza at unprecedented levels, particularly … [Read more...]

GAZA: WHO/WHAT is the Real Force behind the HATRED?

QUESTION: " WHO/WHAT is the Real Force Behind the Scenes in the Strip?" WHEN will there be the One to achieve a Solution? Is this Biblical perpetuation and/or is there ever meant to BE a Solution? Palestinians say Gaza under major assault Air Force strikes numerous sites in Strip overnight, Palestinian sources say; Hamas targets hit, casualties reported.Meanwhile, Palestinian Authority warns Israel to act ‘responsibly’ in wake of terror offensive that … [Read more...]

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