Despite of lack in raw materials and the absent of power sources (electricity) in Gaza Strip the process of rehabilitation 10 houses for poor families has started, hope we finish the work as soon as possible in order to draw the smile of families' faces.
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
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.
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.