Children are disproportionately affected in conflict situations. Your support can provide the protection, stability, and hope shelter brings.

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Moh’s remarkable yet heart-wrenching journey—a story that epitomizes the transformative power of shelter assistance. Growing up in Gaza, Moh experienced the trauma of losing his home multiple times due to war. Forced to flee during heavy bombing in 2014, his family found refuge in a school-turned-shelter where they received a ShelterBox tent. In this makeshift home, they found some sense of normalcy amidst chaos. However, many families in Gaza today lack even this basic form of shelter, exposing them to further danger and uncertainty amidst recent escalations of violence.

As Moh reflects on his own experience, he is deeply saddened by the thought of so many families, including his own relatives, enduring the same hardships he once faced. Uncertain about his family’s future, Moh emphasizes the necessity of providing shelter to those in need.

No individual should be deprived of their fundamental human right. Shelter is imperative during emergencies.


Moh  was awarded the Rotary Peace Fellowship and moved to the USA in 2017. Henow lives in Evanston, Illinois, where he serves as a program officer supporting the Peace Centers program and Peace Fellows. He’s also a member of ELRC and the Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club.

Today, Moh stands as a testament to the profound impact of your support. From an internally displaced child to a scholar to a young man devoting his profession to the advancement of peace at Rotary International, Moh’s journey embodies the transformative potential of shelter assistance. His story serves as a poignant reminder of how a helping hand in times of vulnerability can alter the course of one’s life forever.

As conflict once again grips Gaza, displacing over 1.7 million people, children are the ones who suffer the most. With your support, we can provide emergency shelter to families in need, offering a lifeline to children displaced by conflict. Your donation will provide tents, mattresses, blankets, and other essentials, giving them a safe space to rest and heal amidst the chaos.

Together, we can make a difference in the lives of innocent children who have been impacted by conflict in Gaza. Help provide them with the safety and security they deserve.




Our ShelterBox response team is on the ground in Egypt, collaborating with partners like Rotary and local organization, MAP, to expedite aid delivery into Gaza.  We are continuing to scale up our response to be able to provide thousands of tents to people uprooted from their homes and left without shelter. It’s likely that people will need tents for upwards of one year. ShelterBox is ensuring the procurement of long-lasting tents, as well as tarps so people can make damaged buildings watertight, and other essential household items to the most vulnerable people in Gaza.

Access to water, food, and medicine is very difficult. It’s made worse by fuel shortages. Without electricity, people cannot use lights in the dark evenings, keep warm, or cook food.

Together with our partner MAP, we’ll be sourcing items in Egypt and Türkiye. The situation is complex, but our aid will reach people via the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and Gaza.

Update 05/03/2024: After months of challenges, trucks with ShelterBox aid are ready to enter Gaza through the Rafah border crossing, with the support of our partner Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP). This is a significant milestone in what has been a complex situation. These trucks carry items vital for survival.

The trucks are in a queue of up to 1,400 other vehicles. We hope our aid will cross into Gaza in the next couple of days, but the situation can be unpredictable.

We have contingency plans in place with our local partners to make sure that our aid still reaches people who need it, should there be a ground offensive in Rafah. The situation is complex and changing all the time but our partners on the ground have strong community networks and are ready to adapt as needed. We have warehouses in Rafah, and we have secured another warehouse, with the help of Rotar, Jordan, ensuring the aid can be diverted there if needed.

We have more aid on the move. We are using two separate aid routes into Gaza to get tents to people without shelter in the coming weeks.

With your unwavering support, we can offer them security and stability in a time of despair and uncertainty. Thank you for enabling ShelterBox to do lifesaving work. You make this humanitarian relief work possible.


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