UWT in Gaza

    Maymunah Bint Sa'd (ra) relates that she asked the Prophet (peace and blessings be on him), "O Prophet, inform us about Bayt Al-Maqdis (Jerusalem)". He said, "Visit it for prayer". She further asked, "If one of us cannot visit it, what should we do?" He said, "If you cannot go for prayer then send some oil to be used for its lamps, it will be as if he has prayed in it".

    (Imam Ahmad, Ibn Majah, Sunan Abu Dawud and Al Tabarani)

    In the past year, UWT has undertaken several relief projects to help those suffering in the Gaza strip. As part of a wider initiative to expand relief efforts in the area, UWT hopes to implement long-term sustainable projects related to education, income generation and the provision of clean water. The target beneficiaries are primarily widows and orphans, who became such, because of the devastating Israeli bombardment in 2009.

    Alhamdulillah, UWT now has a field office in Gaza with staff administering projects directly on the ground.

    Dressed to Learn

    Today, over two years after the Israeli assault, the Gaza strip still remains in perpetual crisis. The infrastructure is in ruins, food is scarce (the population consumes well below the accepted daily calorific intake), water is contaminated and there is no opportunity to earn. Nearly half of the population lives under extreme poverty. Of the 1.5 million population 80% are dependent on humanitarian aid.  Read more.

    Spring in Gaza

    In Gaza, destroyed roof tanks, tankers, cisterns and reservoirs have led massive water shortages. With 80 per cent of Gaza in poverty and facing an unending blockade which has drastically limited building supplies, most of these water sources – which were destroyed in the Israeli bombardment in January 2009 – remain unfixed and of no use.  Read more.

    Ummah Employment Generation Project

    The unemployment rate in Gaza now stands at 50%. Hundreds of thousands unemployed have meant children cannot go to school; people remain sick and untreated; and families remain hungry. Read more.

    Ummah Training Centre

    Sanctions, blockades and incessant conflict are condemning the Palestinians to a life of economic despair, deprivation and hardship. Massive unemployment in Gaza is taking a toll like never before. Families are hungry, lack medical supplies and cannot afford to send their children to school. Read more.

    Eye Tests for Children

    80% of Gazans live below the poverty line. Most families cannot pay for their children’s eye care. This has led to severe visual impairment for many Palestinian children and has obstructed their educational advancements by the time they reach young adulthood. Read more.

    Winter Aid Kits

    Families in the poorest areas of Gaza live in makeshift shacks and half-destroyed houses.  This has been the reality since the Israeli assault in 2009. Daily essentials such as water, gas or electricity are now just a dream. Winter months prove exceptionally difficult for these poor Gazans.  Read more.

    Ramadhan Food Distribution

    Zayd ibn Khaalid al-Juhani (R.A) said: The Messenger of Allaah Sallalahu alayhi wa salam said:
    “Whoever gives iftaar to one who is fasting will have a reward like his, without that detracting from the reward of the fasting person in the slightest.”
    (Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah)