Palestine/Gaza - Zakat Foundation of America | Zakat Calculator | Muslim Charity | Muslim AidPalestine/Gaza

Four million Palestinian people live in Gaza and the West Bank in precarious conditions. Overcrowded neighborhoods, blocked access to land and sea routes, excessive restrictions on movement and the ability either grow food for themselves or import basic staple goods have all contributed to the high level of poverty and food scarcity that is found in both of these areas.

The result is a vulnerable Palestinian population, dependent upon humanitarian assistance to survive. The blockade that was imposed upon the Gaza Strip in 2007 restricts travel and trade and has caused more than 2.5 million men, women and children in Gaza to suffer as a result. Supplies for food, water, and medicine have been cut off and the economic repercussions are great.

Zakat Foundation of America takes care to ensure that all of our operations in Palestine are in full compliance with US government guidelines for Charitable Organizations, due to political sensitivities associated with Palestine.

Palestine/Gaza - Zakat Foundation of America | Zakat Calculator | Muslim Charity | Muslim Aid

Backpack Distribution Program - Palestinian

Every summer, thousands of children in Palestinian refugee camps receive donated backpacks that were filled with school supplies for the orphans and needy children. Our Backpack Program, “To Kids, From Kids, With Love,” is aimed to foster charitable giving in young children as they are encouraged to pack the backpack themselves. continue reading »

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Vital Stats

Population: 3,889,249
Infant Mortality Rate: 34 deaths / 1000 births
Life Expectancy: 73 years
Major Diseases: No known common risk
Religions: Muslim - 87%
Jewish - 9%
Christian - 4%
Literacy Rate: 92 %
Unemployment Rate: 31 %
Poverty Rate: 64 %
Natural Hazards: drought