UNRWA today launches a global Ramadan campaign to support the children of Gaza. #SOS4Gaza features seven children putting messages expressing their hopes and dreams in bottles, which they send to sea.
The campaign is championed by Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Youth and Arab Idol star Mohammad Assaf, UNRWA writes on its website.
It is based around a film that features the children of Gaza against a backdrop of devastation caused by last year’s Israeli attack.
“Despite all challenges, children in Gaza have dreams and want a future, like every other child in the world,” said UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krähenbühl, adding:
“It is humbling to see that the children featured in the video, who, like 950,000 others in Gaza, have grown up surrounded by poverty and conflict, have not lost hope.”
UNRWA invites people to join the campaign, which will reach out to a global audience with a message of hope and charity during Ramadan, by donating to UNRWA’s education programme in Gaza, spreading the campaign on social media, and posting photos and videos of bottles traveling the world on UNRWA’s Facebook page.
“The campaign comes at a time of particular need among Palestine refugees,” said Mr. Krähenbühl. “I hope that people are inspired by the children to give generously. Supporters of the campaign will also be showing solidarity with Gaza at a time of enduring isolation and despair. May #SOS4Gaza help bring to the children of Gaza a modest sense of joy during the holy month,” the UNRWA writes.