Mayor appeal to aid children in Palestine

MAYOR Bilal El-Hayek is urging the community to open their hearts and throw their support behind the innocent children in Gaza.

The Mayor’s appeal to support the Children of Palestine will raise funds to assist UNICEF deliver critical emergency supplies and humanitarian aid to thousands of children and families.
Mayor El-Hayek said the situation on the ground in Gaza was critical and there was no end in sight to the bloodshed and destruction, with over 14,000 children killed and thousands more maimed and injured since October last year.
“Many of those killed managed to flee the bombs raining down on them and the unimaginable war atrocities, only to perish from a lack of food, poor sanitation and dehydration,” he said.
“Unimaginable suffering and trauma which will be etched in the minds of these innocent children for generations to come.
“On the frontline are organisations like UNICEF, and partners, providing food, bottled water, tents, blankets, hygiene kits and fuel. They also offer mental health and psychological support.
“That’s why I am calling on like-minded community members and organisations to support my Children of Palestine dinner, to raise funds for critical humanitarian aid.”
For those who wish to donate $1,000 or more, the Mayor will be hosting a Children for Palestine dinner on Thursday, July 25, sponsored by Al Aseel Lebanese Restaurant, Greenacre. Tickets are limited, so book your spot by emailing by July 16.
Proceeds will go directly to UNICEF’s Children of Gaza Crisis Appeal.
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