We, Derek and Jenny, have finally arrived back in Gaza. Our journey here is documented in one of our posts, " By land or by sea........, and although we were not expecting "Plain sailing " it took a lot longer to get here than we hoped, but we made it and feel privileged to be here and to be able to share our journey so far and hopefully for the foreseeable future with you.
We all know the problems Gaza faces under an illegal blockade enforced by Israel and largely ignored by the International Governments. On arrival , we had many projects lined up , but since arriving we have seen for ourselves just how bad the situation really is and we are being asked more and more for help, There are many families living in poverty, fuel has all but run out, the promise of fuel from Egypt is a step but will not be enough to provide adequate living standards to many families. .Electricity is cut to 6 hours a day, many families have no generators or those that do are sparingly using fuel . Gaza is cold, wet and windy right now, and in the summer is hot and humid, and the suffering is to be seen everywhere. Please read our post " Darkness" for further information.
We will , in as much as possible work with everyone that asks for our help but we need your help to do this. We are not funded by Government or NGO, we support ourselves from whatever we may have earned working outside Gaza before entering and by donations via paypal.
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