Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has donated $100,000 (£71,000) to Save the Children, $25,000 to KinderUSA and $25,000 to DCI Palestine to support families in Gaza to help them rebuild and rehabilitate after the recent violence committed against them by the Israeli forces.
According to Save the Children, “Malala’s donation will help Save the Children provide lifesaving and life-changing help to vulnerable children, which will include repairing damaged schools, providing clean water and food vouchers, supporting children’s mental health and wellbeing, and providing nutrition services for pregnant women and new mothers.”
KinderUSA is a leading American Muslim organisation focused on the health and wellbeing of Palestinian children. DCI Palestine is an independent, Palestinian organization dedicated to defending and promoting the rights of children living in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip.
Malala said, “Like many others around the world, I am devastated by the brutality and inhumanity against Palestinian children. They deserve to live in peace, to feel safe in their homes, to be educated and to pursue their dreams – just like any other child. I hope these gifts will help them return to school and start the process of rebuilding their lives. I want Palestinian children to know that I stand with them and believe in their future.
“I pray for a lasting peace in the region and call on leaders to protect every child’s fundamental rights.”