There are a small number of high-profile and high-impact charities that are active in Gaza and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OpT), let alone across the Middle East.
For example, a leading organisation like UNRWA which manages large
schools, clinics, and off-site camps is understandably going to have sizeable expenses given their enlarged footprint, impact, headcount, and infrastructure – while a small charity with for e.g., 2-3 volunteers may spend much smaller amounts on expenses, but in terms of scale, will also have a much smaller reach compared to UNRWA, Oxfam, etc.,
Nevertheless, the table below (non-exhaustive list) is meant to serve as a guide.
Each of these 40+ charities/NGOs play a very important role in Gaza and the OpT, in their own way.
Given their history, reach, impact, commitment and achievements to-date,
it is about delivering aid (with full accountability) which understandably, always costs money.
CHARITY/NGO AIM % SPENT ON EXPENSES Ummah Welfare Trust R elief and development charity 100% Donation Policy One Nation Relief & Development charity 100% Donation Policy Islamic Aid Relief and development charity 100% Donation Policy Muslim Global Relief Alleviating Poverty, Hunger & Providing Humanitarian Relief 100% Donation Policy One Ummah Humanitarian assistance around the world 100% Donation Policy Abdullah Aid UK-based charity providing emergency relief 100% Donation Policy Donate for Gaza Humanitarian assistance to refugees and other vulnerable communities in Palestine 100% Donation Policy United Palestinian Appeal Alleviate the suffering of Palestinians 98% Donation Policy Muslim Hands An International Aid Agency and NGO 0-10% Muslim Charity Delivering aid and development programmes 0-12% Islamic Relief R espond rapidly to disasters and fight poverty 4-13% Anera Emergency relief in health, education and economic development 6% International Red Cross & Red Crescent Movement Global humanitarian network with extensive operations in West Bank & Gaza 6.5% Disasters Emergency Committee 14 leading UK aid charities to raise funds quickly and efficiently 7.3% Children of Peace Non-partisan approach working together with both Israeli and Palestinian children 9% iF Charity Support Palestinians through a variety of relief and development programmes 10% ActionAid ActionAid works with women and girls 10% CARE We save lives, defeat poverty, achieve social justice, and fight for women and girls 10% Medical Aid for Palestinians Immediate medical aid to those in great need 13% Humanity Inclusion Aid against poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster 14% Save the Children The first global movement for children, focused on children, safety, education & health 14% Physicians for Human Rights Help fight for the right to health for people living in the occupied territories and in Gaza 15% (On Average) SOS Children’s Villages Work with children who have lost parental care, or are at the risk of losing it 16% Penny Appeal Humanitarian emergencies, providing immediate and life-saving aid 17.84% Middle East Children’s Alliance Protect the rights and improve the lives of children in the Middle East 18% MÉDECINS SANS FRONTIÈRES An international, independent medical humanitarian organisation 19% Human Concern Canadian charity working to make an impact in peoples lives 20% Rebuilding Alliance Advancing equal rights for the Palestinian people through education & advocacy 20% Oxfam International Minimise poverty, fix water and sanitation problems and find solutions to food shortages 30% (Please verify) UNRWA Provide essentials for some 5.6 million registered Palestine refugees Refer to Annual Report Palestine Children’s Relief Fund Help fund free medical care for children in need Refer to Annual Report Muslim Aid Help those affected by poverty, natural disaster and war; and empower them to thrive Refer to Annual Report Human Appeal NGO fighting against poverty, social injustice and natural disaster Refer to Annual Report Global Relief Trust Poverty relief programmes Refer to Annual Report Defense for Children International (Palestine) Charity focused on Palestinian children in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip Refer to Annual Report Palestine International Medical Aid (PIMA) Charity founded by 4 medical doctors providing Palestinians with health care. Palestine Red Crescent Society Medical, humanitarian and relief services in the West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem Baitulmaal USA Life-saving aid to people around the world regardless of faith or nationality American Friends Service Committee Encourages change in government policies that support inequality, the Israeli occupation, and denial of refugees’ rights. Al-Fakhoora Scholarship Programmes for bright Palestinian students Reach Education Fund Sponsor bright high school and college students and help fund/complete their studies Al-Amal Institute for Orphans Fund one of the oldest and largest orphanages in Gaza Challenge to Change Women empowerment group Note: The expenses vary from country-to-country for charities with operations across the world