Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has donated $150,000 to support families in Gaza, especially children, after an 11-day long bombing by Israel killed over 243 Palestinians, including 66 children, and left mass destruction in its wake.

The Pakistani Nobel laureate, who survived a Taliban attack, will donate $100,000 to Save the Children, $25,000 to KinderUSA and $25,000 to DCI Palestine to support families in Gaza as they begin the long process of rebuilding and rehabilitation after the recent escalation of violence with Israel, said a statement issued by Save the Children on its website.

According to the organisation, Malala’s donation will help “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”.

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KinderUSA is a leading American Muslim organisation focused on the health and wellbeing of Palestinian children. DCI Palestine is an independent, Palestinian organisation dedicated to defending and promoting the rights of children living in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip.

“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,” Malala said in a statement.

“I pray for a lasting peace in the region and call on leaders to protect every child’s fundamental rights,” she added.


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