Eid: A Time for Celebration & Reflection

Eid: A Time for Celebration & Reflection

Eid ul-Fitr celebrations should be muted this year, as the Muslim world is drenched in blood, sadness and despair, writes Iqbal Jassat and Suraya Dadoo   From avalanches in Afghanistan to deadly heat-waves in Pakistan and earthquakes in Indonesia, a litany of...

The Unconquerable Heroes who Live in Gaza

The Gaza strip is a piece of land 41 km long and 6-12 km wide, with a total area of 365 square kilometres. Situated on the Eastern coast of the Mediterranean sea, it has a strong population of 1, 8 million people, making it one of the most densely populated areas in...

Egyptian Military: Modern day Pharaohs

Travelling to Gaza this year with the South African delegation was reported as the most difficult trip made by the humanitarian group- the Gaza Rehabilitation Fund. This particular group had made 8 previous trips and in none of them had so many obstacles been...
Healthcare in Besieged Gaza

Healthcare in Besieged Gaza

Being a final year medical student at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa, going into Gaza on a humanitarian mission and seeing the healthcare system in Gaza was my prime objective. I had read that Gaza’s hospitals are at “zero stock levels” for 178 of 480...
Gaza’s forgotten little angels

Gaza’s forgotten little angels

Before leaving for Gaza I was well aware of the statistics in the region which has been under siege since 2007. 54 percent of households face food insecurity with 38 percent of the population living below the poverty line. Due to lack of fuel, the Gaza Power Plant...