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Charities locked out of Gaza due to the siege

The restrictions imposed on financial transactions to charities working in the besieged Gaza Strip have exacerbated the suffering of Palestinians there

Over the past years, generous donations from philanthropists and charities, especially during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, have helped alleviate the suffering of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, however, the tight siege imposed on the enclave has intensified the suffering of the poor.

Chairman of a collective of charitable organisations, Ahmed Al-Kurd, said in a statement that the people have a lot of needs while charities suffer from financial hardship due to a lack of ability to access donations.

Charities depend on foreign donations, he explained, and thus the closure of their bank accounts and the fierce campaign against the Gaza Strip including the prevention of the transfer of funds to Gaza have hindered their work.

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