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The absence of funds from the Middle East , esp Qatar, makes this a very tough Ramadan for the people of Gaza, half of whom suffer from food insecurity after 10 crippling years of the siege.
Added to this are the new restrictions on funds entering Gaza from other places.
Though we can't make up this shortfall, alhamdulillah we have raised funds for the following projects in Palestine:
1. Over 1,000 food baskets for poor families all over Gaza, West Bank and PalestinianSyrian refugees in Turkey.
2. Iftar meals for 2,000 at AlAqsa .
3. Small cash gifts of zakat to the needy in Gaza.
Please continue donating as we will be sending funds as they come in inshaaAllah. All contributions can be made to Pertubuhan Viva Palestina Malaysia
Maybank : 564-324-601-324
Contributions via Credit Card & PayPal, please visit our website: www.vpm.org.my
Qudsiya is a village of 4000 families about 20 km away from the capital city, the people who are staying there are originally from Alyarmuk camp.
The residents suffered greatly during the food blockades of 2015 but the area is not under siege anymore.
Viva Palestina Malaysia has distributed cans of milk alongside our medical weeks since 2015.
Malaysia sends medicines, not bombs!
We got a message midJanuary about Khan el Shieh a refugee camp in Damascus area previously controlled by the rebel fighters and now under siege by the government.
"The camp in very bad situation . yesterday even they ask me if we can do medical week there , long long time no Doctors no medical aid"
On Saturday alhamdulillah we managed to start our medical week . We treated 202 patients on the first day and 220 on the second day. Crowds of people,and there were many children, came seeking help.
Please help us to continue these clinic weeks .
This morning we started the fifth medical clinic week in Syria with CAPR using the services of doctors from the Palestinian Red Crescent.
Previous mobile clinics were held at Yarmouk camp but today's clinic was at Khan el Sheikh another refugee camp in the Damascus area under siege by the government.
1800 families still live here at this camp which had come under heavy bombardment last year . The rebel forces have left 4 months ago but the area is still under siege and the people have not had access to medical services for a long time.
We served 202 patients today and have permission to continue for another 4 days.
Meeting today with brother Khaled Samra who came fr Damascus with updates on our work in Syria.
He is with AlKhayriiah, the Charitable Association for Palestinian Relief, who organises our weeklong mobile clinics with doctors from the Palestinian Red Crescent.
In 2016 Viva Palestina Malaysia held 4 mobile clinics serving a total of 5,200 patients, who are residents of Yarmouk and surrounding areas. We also ran 4 projects providing milk to 3,000 babies at Yarmouk and Aleppo.
The video is from one of our clinics held at Yarmouk camp. This is a translation of the interviews:
Doc: this is a good campaign to help the needy families and decrease their suffering.
Medical staff 1: We are proud to help the needy people by providing for them medical treatment and medicines.
Medical staff 2: We have specialized clinics (heart, eyes, women) and we are looking for cover all medical treatments.
Medical staff 3: This is the first time we entered these places and cover what people need from medical treatments and medicines.
Woman 1: Today a lot of medicines were provided for people, we need cans of milk for babies also.
Woman 2: We need cans of milk for our babies.***********************************************************************************************************************************
If YOU wish to contribute to our future projects in Syria, you may donate directly to:
PERTUBUHAN VIVA PALESTINA MALAYSIA
Donations via Credit Card or PayPal can be done via out website: www.vpm.org.my
Please indicate "Syria" in your transfer reference.
Viva Palestina Malaysia is appealing to raise USD5000 to buy a car for the father of these disabled kids.
Last month my friend Yasser AlBanna a reporter at Anadolu Agency sent me these photos and asked if we could help the kids get prosthetic limbs.
After an assessment by Mohammed Ibrahim Dwema of the Artificial Limbs and Polio Centre we found they can't be fitted with prosthetics (artificial limbs) as they lack proximal femurs.
The father Imad alShareef, a construction worker, has asked for help to purchase a secondhand car so he can bring his kids to school safely and run a taxi service to earn extra income.
Those wanting to help can transfer your donation to:
*Pertubuhan Viva Palestina Malaysia*
Pl state ref: *"Alshareef kids"*
By credit card or PayPal through www.vpm.org.my
Project No: (09/2017)
Project Name: Providing Partial Scholarships for Palestinian students.
Funded by: Viva Palestina Malaysia.
Targeted Group: 100 of needy Palestinian students.
Targeted Area: Gaza Strip.
In cooperation with 4 of Palestinian universities.
Implemented by: Educational Forum Society.
Project Summary: This project amid to provide 100 partial scholarships for Palestinian scholarship who study at Palestinian universities in Gaza Strip and cannot register for their studying semester because they did not able to pay for university fee, because they live in bad economic situation.
So VPM tried to solve a part of their problem by providing USD (150) for students’ university accounts as a scholarship, in order to help them to register and participate for their courses in 2016/2017 second semester.
Project No. (01/2017)
Targeted area: Gaza Strip.
In Gaza Strip the work is continuing in rehabilitation poor families' houses in order to protect them from winter rainfall.
Viva Palestina Malaysia working with our partner in Syria , the Charitable association for Palestinian Relief has supplied much needed hygiene kits, toiletries and diapers for the displaced children and people from Aleppo, alhamdulillah.
1- Jibreen area 300 hygiene kits + 400 bag of diapers
2- Neirab camp 300 hygiene kits + 335 bags of diapers.
VPM Project No: (25/2016)
Implemented by:The National Center for Community Rehabilitation (NCCR) and funded by us.
Viva Palestina Malaysia's project to provide formula milk to babies and toddlers living in camps in Syria continues.
We have delivered 150 cans of milk to Qudsaya a village area 8 km away from Damascus with 4000 Palestinian families , all of them originally from Yarmouk. Our partner ,the Charitable Association for Palestinian Relief , runs a service center there. Qudsaya was under heavy bombardment which destroyed the hospital and public facilities, and the siege had cut off food and medical supplies.
The weather in that area is very cold , at -3 degrees Celsius during the night.
We also received more photos of our milk project in Khan Elshayh and Neirab camps.