8 out of 10 children in Gaza depend on foreign aid to survive, and many still don't get the food they need.
The World Food Program says Gaza requires a minimum of 400 trucks of food a day to meet basic nutritional needs, far more than the current average. As a result, anemia for children under the age of 5 is estimated at a shocking 48%.
Political tensions surrounding the economic blockade of Gaza can easily distract us from the urgent humanitarian needs on the ground. But feeding a hungry child is not a political statement-it is an act of compassion. That shouldn't be controversial.
For more than three decades, American Near East Refugee Aid (ANERA) has worked to improve the lives of children and families in Gaza. Now more than ever, ANERA and the children of Gaza need the help of humanitarians around the world willing to take a stand and support the delivery of food and supplies needed for their survival.
Join ANERA in signing the humanitarian pledge to support the children of Gaza today.
I believe that providing a safe place for children to learn and grow does not undermine peace—it helps build a brighter future.
I believe that easing a mother's suffering, caused by war and poverty, should not be controversial—it is our shared responsibility.