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Support Education

The Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have faced constant siege and repeated wars that have led to high rates of poverty, deprivation, and unemployment. As a result, thousands of poor and marginalized Palestinian families suffer from inability to pay their students' university fees. Approximately 8,000 students out of 16,000 enrolled in the bachelor degree at the IUG are in urgent need of financial assistance, to complete their studies and build a better future for themselves and their families.

The high rate of poverty (39%) is one of the major challenges facing the population in the Gaza Strip. Nearly 410,000 families live under the extreme poverty line and approximately 80% of the Gaza Strip population depend on humanitarian aid to continue their lives. Moreover, the average of monthly income of the families, which have an income source, is $ 174, according to UNDP report.

The average number of the family members in Gaza is 6, which places a greater burden on these families, who cannot afford the tuition costs of more than one person enrolled in the university at the same time.

Therefore, IUG seeks to support and empower female and male students in the bachelor stage to complete their educational process, so that, they can build a better future for themselves and their families. But in light of the economic and political circumstances and the rapid and steady rise in the number of needy families in the Gaza Strip, IUG needs more support and efforts.