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Ramadan Appeal for Gaza 2024

1,700000

PEOPLE DISPLACED

30,035

LIVES LOST

13,000

CHILDREN LIVES LOST

152,000

DIARRHOEA CASES

Ramadan Appeal for Gaza 2024

The Rahmatan Lil Alamin (Blessings to all) Foundation (RLAF), in collaboration with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), is organizing a fundraising appeal to provide aid in the form of health, relief and shelter for children and their families affected by the recent developments in Gaza.

Impact on Affected Children and their Families

The recent events in Gaza have resulted in tragic injuries, loss of innocent lives, and extensive damage to critical infrastructure. An estimated 1.7 million people, more than half of Gaza's entire population, have been displaced - half of them being children - resulting in acute shortages of safe areas and shelters. Significant casualties were also documented in Gaza, with tens of thousands of children reported injured.

Children in Gaza are facing the deadly effects of disease and malnutrition due to limited access to clean water, food, and sanitation. Since mid-October 2023, more than 152,000 cases of diarrhea have been reported, with over half of these affecting children. The scarcity of food remains a critical issue, with over 90 percent of children aged 6-23 months experiencing severe food poverty, having access to only two or fewer food groups per day. The lack of safe drinking water, along with insufficient water for cooking and hygiene, further exacerbates malnutrition. On average, households surveyed have access to less than one litre of safe water per person per day, underscoring the urgent need for assistance. Our hearts go out to the innocent casualties of this humanitarian crisis and their families.

Collection Period

For this reason, the RLAF is conducting an online fundraising appeal via multiple platforms starting Wednesday, 20 March 2024 to Tuesday, 26 March 2024 to support the urgent needs of survivors and affected communities. RLAF has received the permit to conduct the fundraising appeal from the Commissioner of Charities.

In addition, all mosques across Singapore will participate in this special appeal through donation boxes on Friday, 22 March 2024. Members of the community can contribute their donations via these boxes which will be marked ‘Ramadan Appeal for Gaza’.

All donations will be channeled through UNICEF which is actively operating on the ground to provide humanitarian aid to the victims and families. As per regulations by the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS), the donations are not tax-deductible as they are for "foreign charitable purposes''.

*As per IRAS regulations, the donations are NOT TAX DEDUCTIBLE as they are for foreign charitable purposes.

What Children
In Gaza Need Most

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FAQs

Q1. Who is UNICEF and what does the organization do?

Q2. Will the funds reach Gaza?

Q3. When is the period of donation?

Q4. Why can’t we donate to RLAF outside the period of donation?

Q5.Why are we partnering with UNICEF instead of UNRWA?

Q6. What is the process to fundraise for this fundraising appeal?

Q7. When will the funds reach Gaza?

Q8. How are the supplies distributed to the beneficiaries and are there any issues in doing so?

Q9. What is the minimum amount for donations?

Q10. Will receipts be issued for my donations?

Q11. What will the donation be allocated for?

Q12. Can our donations be considered as Zakat?

Q13. I donated online but forgot to indicate “GAZA2024” under remarks. Will my online donation still be accepted for this fundraising campaign?

Q14. Does RLAF accept in-kind or item donations for this campaign?

Q15. I have wrongly transferred and I would like to request for a refund.

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