Today we started the packaging and distribution of 2000 food parcels with support from ZamZamWater, PaliRoots and MECA donors. We distributed parcels in Rafah City, Deir El-Balah, Beit Lahia and Jabalia so far and will continue distribution all week.

We targeted low-income families in each area with special attention to supporting kindergarten teachers whose salaries were suspended due to the coronavirus crisis, as well as cleaners in the streets and in hospitals who are frontline workers but are not properly paid and sometimes do this work as volunteers.

More than 100 volunteers from MECA’s partners in the Gaza Strip were working today to identify beneficiaries and distribute parcels in an organized manner.